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Australian Economy Suffers from Lack of Port Productivity

The Maritime Executive 13 Jan 2023
In the 2021 World Bank performance ranking index, the port of Brisbane was Australia’s highest ranked at position 288 out of 370 global ports followed by Melbourne at position 308 ... Annually, the cargo moved is worth close to $394 billion with just over 6,000 cargo ships making about 34,000 calls to Australia.
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Viking cruise passengers tried to maintain their sense of humor after marine growth on the ...

Business Insider 12 Jan 2023
Passengers aboard the Viking Orion missed several port stops due to marine growth on the ship ... The passengers said they were told they would sail straight to Adelaide, Australia, a four-day journey, where they would dock and have the ship's hull cleaned before getting back on schedule and heading to Melbourne and Sydney.
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Cruise ship passengers ‘stranded and claustrophobic’ after fungus outbreak

Metro UK 03 Jan 2023
Travellers enjoying a trip of a lifetime on a cruise ship became ‘stranded’ for nearly a week due to a fungus outbreak ... The Viking Orion cruise ship faced an outbreak of ‘marine growth’ (Picture ... Since the cleaning process took longer than expected, the ship was forced to proceed forth to Melbourne.
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Cruise ship docks in Melbourne after being barred from several ports due to algae

The Daily Telegraph Australia 03 Jan 2023
The Viking Orion cruise ship has docked in Melbourne after being barred from several ports due to algae growing on its hull. It tied up at Station Pier overnight after being refused entry to Christchurch, Dunedin and Hobart ....
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Tourists stranded for week on New Year cruise from NZ to Australia

La Prensa Latina 02 Jan 2023
... in Australia and New Zealand due to “marine growth” on the ship’s hull ... The Viking Orion’s company said it plans to dock the ship Monday in Melbourne ... “Our @VikingCruises trip to NZ & Australia missed 4 of 8 ports b/c of dirty/biohazard ship hull.”.
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Cruise ship with New Zealand, Australia passengers stranded. Cause: Biofoul

Hindustan Times 02 Jan 2023
The cruise ship- a nine-deck Viking Orion- was built in 2018 with a spa, theatre, sports deck and pool ... After the cleaning process in waters off the South Australian state capital Adelaide, the cruise ship is finally expected to arrive in Melbourne later on Tuesday, Australian government said.
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Algae-ridden cruise ship ordered out of New Zealand waters

RNZ 02 Jan 2023
Cruise ship Viking Orion was restricted to visiting approved ports and asked to leave New Zealand waters because of algae on its hull, the The Ministry for Primary Industries said on Monday ... "Approved ports have regular surveillance, our teams are based there, and ships stick to regular vessel pathways," he said.
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Algae-ridden cruise ship asked to leave New Zealand waters

RNZ 02 Jan 2023
Cruise ship Viking Orion was restricted to visiting approved ports and asked to leave New Zealand waters because of algae on its hull, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said on Monday ... "Approved ports have regular surveillance, our teams are based there, and ships stick to regular vessel pathways," he said.
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Cruise passengers stranded off Australia coast over ‘marine growth’

New York Post 02 Jan 2023
Millennial spends $300K for 12-year lease aboard cruise ship ... Hundreds of passengers were stranded on a Viking cruise ship off the Australian coast for a week after a potentially harmful growth was found on its hull ... “A dirty & biohazard ship bottom ... On Monday, he said in another tweet that the ship finally docked in Melbourne.
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Cruise passengers spent New Year's stranded after their ship was rejected by 4 ports because ...

Business Insider 01 Jan 2023
The Viking Orion cruise ship is expected to arrive in Melbourne on Monday. Udo Weitz/Getty Images Passengers were left stranded on New Year's Eve due to marine growth that stopped ship from docking ... The ship ultimately headed to Adelaide to get its hull cleaned, and is expected to finally arrive in Melbourne on Monday.
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Know Your City: A colonial ship named ‘City of Poona’ and how it met with ...

Indian Express 17 Dec 2022
It is not known why the firm named the ship after ‘Poonah’, an archaic English spelling of Poona, as Green is not known to have travelled to India at all ... Snow, who had travelled from London to Melbourne on the ship, was not surprised that the ship did not complete her voyage back to London.
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ATSB Investigation: APL England’s fixed container securing arrangements on deck in poor state

SAFETY4SEA 16 Dec 2022
On 11 May 2020, the 5,780 TEU fully-cellular container ship APL England departed Ningbo, China, bound for Sydney, New South Wales ... The master ordered the ship’s speed reduced to about 7 knots as the ship was ahead of schedule into Melbourne, and advised the officer of the watch (OOW) to use hand steering as required to reduce the motion.

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