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  • 29 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. said it would deny seafarers a visa if they work on board a vessel carrying Iranian oil.

  • 18 July 2014

    Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has condemned the latest overturn of the Senate’s decision to disallow the issuing of Marine Crew Visas to foreign workers applying for offshore jobs.   Just one day after Labor, the Greens and the Palmer United Party teamed up to stop foreign workers being employed on maritime crew visas, Liberal Senator Michaelia […]

  • 15 July 2014

    Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Richard Marles has accused the Abbott Government of attempting to undermine important legislation protecting workers employed in offshore resource projects. The Abbott Government is currently trying to use the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resource Activity) Regulation 2014 to replace the Offshore Resource Worker visa class with Maritime Crew visas […]

  • 17 July 2014

    Maritime Union of Australia has welcomed the blocking of the Abbott Government’s attempts to flood the offshore oil and gas sector with cheap foreign labour.   The Australian Senate has voted to disallow the Federal Government from continuing to issue Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers for the purposes of working in Australia’s offshore […]

  • 15 July 2014

    Australia’s Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Richard Marles has accused the Abbott Government of attempting to undermine important legislation protecting workers employed in offshore resource projects.   The Abbott Government is currently trying to use the Migration Amendment (Offshore Resource Activity) Regulation 2014 to replace the Offshore Resource Worker visa class with Maritime […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Parliament has made the decision in protecting Australian jobs by blocking the Abbott Government’s attempts to flood the offshore oil and gas sector with cheap foreign labour. The Senate voted to disallow the Federal Government from continuing to issue Maritime Crew (subclass 988) visas to foreign workers for the purposes of working in […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The crew of the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Lancelot V., which has been stuck in the Port of Tauranga for three weeks, have received interim payments after unions intervened following several months of limbo. Namely, following a hearing in the High Court last week, USD 23,000 in interim wages was obtained to be distributed amongst the crew for […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The crew of the Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier Lancelot V., which has been stuck in the Port of Tauranga for three weeks, have received interim payments after unions intervened following several months of limbo. Namely, following a hearing in the High Court last week, USD 23,000 in interim wages was obtained to be distributed amongst the crew for […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance

      Australian maritime unions are considering an appeal to the full Federal Court in the wake of yesterday’s ruling of Justice Buchanan in favour of the Abbott Government’s decision covering workers in the offshore oil and gas sector. The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) took the Abbott Government to court […]

  • 15 July 2014

    The oil and gas industry encourages the Australian Labor Party to take a step back and make a clear-eyed assessment of what will be jeopardised if it fails to support the use of Maritime Crew visas. APPEA continues to support the repeal of the Offshore Resources Activity Act. The effect of the Act is to […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is calling on the Australian government to improve labour regulations after the Federal Court found two Fijian workers had been exploited. Two men who were brought to Australia on the proviso of training were found by the court to be employees, not trainees, of Sydney-based Devine Marine Group, ITF […]

  • 25 August 2014

    The case of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) that the Australian Government had acted contrary to its powers in making a Determination that overrides the Offshore Resources Act was heard last week in the Federal Court in front of Justice Buchanan. He has reserved his decision, on which […]

  • 20 January 2014

    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has secured a significant offshore logistics services project in Tanzania from China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau (CPPB) and Anglo Eastern Ship Management. Under the contract, ISS will support the construction of a prestigious $3.2 billion deep water gas pipeline linking the Mnazi Bay gas field to Dar es Salaam. The high capacity, […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    Australian Labor Party pushes for bipartisanship on shipping policy.

  • 26 March 2015

    Hundreds of offshore oil & gas jobs in Australia could come in jeopardy after the Federal Court ruled today the working visas for non-Australian nationals in the sector were unlawful.   In July 2014, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, implemented new visa arrangements for offshore maritime activities in the resource industry. […]

  • 6 April 2017

    The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Cabotage Taskforce, today blasted Australia’s Productivity Commission as entirely missing the point of having a national shipping fleet. According to ITF, the Productivity Commission has recommended deregulation of coastal shipping in a report into Australia’s agricultural exports, saying that to improve the efficiency of coastal shipping services, barriers to […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Comité Maritime International (CMI) – the international association for maritime lawyers – has joined forces with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) – which represent the operators of over 80% of the world merchant fleet – to promote those key international maritime Conventions which they believe are vital […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The U.S. State Department has updated its policy guidance to include a visa category for crewmembers who will work onboard vessels deployed in offshore wind operations. The new guidance, part of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), solves a regulatory hurdle that was causing logistical problems for the industry by clarifying the correct type of visa to be issued […]

  • 7 March 2017

    Crew members who are nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen shall be denied entry to US ports unless they hold a valid visa, according to the new executive order issued by US President Trump. The new executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” was issued on 6 March 2017 […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The U.S. State Department has updated its policy guidance to include a visa category for crewmembers who will work onboard vessels deployed in offshore wind operations. The new guidance, part of the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), solves a regulatory hurdle that was causing logistical problems for the industry by clarifying the correct type of visa to be issued […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The European Community of Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and CLIA Europe welcome the proposal for a revision of the EU Visa Code as a first important development for visa facilitation for seafarers. Seafarers are a critical part of Europe’s shipping sector. While cruise liners employ thousands of crew per ship, merchant shipping have fewer crew per […]

  • 16 September 2014

    APPEA welcomes Federal Court decision upholding the validity of a legislative instrument issued to provide certainty for offshore oil and gas construction projects using skilled overseas workers. Maritime unions had challenged the validity of the legislative instrument, which applies to a small number of foreign workers on specialised vessels servicing offshore oil and gas construction […]