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Australia bans cargo ship over safety violations

Posted On: Nov. 21, 2023 9:35 AM CST


The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has issued a 90-day ban to the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged general cargo ship BBC Jade, operated by Briese Heavylift GmbH & Co., after inspectors found that 57 tons of explosive substances were improperly stowed on board the ship during transit, gCaptain reported. This is the third time that the authority has banned a ship from the company from entering the country’s waters this year.