The Maritime Union of Australia is calling for Federal authorities to stop two foreign-owned tug boats contaminated with potentially deadly asbestos from leaving Newcastle.
The Australian crews of The Warrego and The Warrunda first raised the alarm several months ago when they found suspicious white dust on board the Chinese made vessels.
The domestic and international maritime community is in mourning today following the death of the manager and founder of Hunterlink Recovery Services, Paul Karras.
Paul, 63, passed away on Friday afternoon after recently being diagnosed with liver disease.
By Mark Willacy
The Australian Federal Police have arrested the captain of a Chinese coal ship for sailing through part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park without a pilot.
A Flag-Of-Convenience (FOC) ship has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority in Newcastle for endangering its crew’s lives today.
The Orient Becrux was found by AMSA to have breached the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea after the Hong Kong-based charterer made the Filipino crew unlash the cargo at sea.
Maritime Union of Australia Newcastle Branch members have pulled together and raised $10,000 for the Starlight Foundation just in time for Christmas.
Unionists and workers from four different maritime industries – the tug boats, the lines crew, the coal terminals and Newcastle Stevedores – contributed to the donation according to Newcastle Branch Secretary Glenn Williams.
Thousands of people took to the streets yesterday to protest the most unfair and unjust Budget delivered in Australia’s history.
The link has changed for the MUA Employment system for seafarers - You can login to the new database here.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is proud to announce that Hunterlink Recovery Services has won the Seafarers Welfare Award at the Lloyd's List Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards.