French Icebreaker Visit

Australia to host French icebreaker on Antarctic resupply mission. Australia will host a French polar patrol ship on its annual summer resupply mission to support research in the Antarctic. French Antarctic resupply ship L’Astrolabe is inFremantle, Western Australia, from August 30 to late October to conduct essential maintenance at Henderson

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Man Dies During Qld Ship Transfer

Preventable death of seafarer during crew change off Queensland coast highlights need for national approach. The International Transport Workers’ Federation said that the Australian Government must urgently implement a nationally-consistent best-practice plan for crew changes on international trading vessels, following the preventable death of a seafarer during a high-risk transfer

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Droning the Waves Alone

Advanced Autonomous Research Vehicle Completes Ocean Crossing from San Francisco to Hawaii. The uncrewed, autonomous, Saildrone Surveyor reached Hawaii after a groundbreaking maiden voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu. The Saildrone Surveyor arrives at Honolulu on July 8, 2021 . Image: Courtesy Saildrone While ocean crossings are nothing new for

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Low Sulphur Maritime Fuel Study

AMSA is conducting a marine environment low sulphur fuel oil study. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is conducting research throughout 2021 into how Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs) behave if spilled into the Australian marine environment. The National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies sets out national arrangements, policies

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Maritime Organisations Grants

Supporting communities that protect Australia’s maritime heritage – 2020 Grants announced. Australia has an extensive network of regional maritime museums and organisations that help preserve and maintain Australia’s maritime legacy. The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS) assists these groups in their collection, conservation, and display of objects

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