The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has withdrawn the Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock (ACCL) for the livestock carrier, Jawan, after the ship suffered high profile stability issues while carrying thousands of animals. The ship has been unable to leave Australia for weeks after it was forced to return to port after it started rolling severely.
“Where a master fails to properly determine a vessel’s stability, or the approved information the master uses is unreliable, there is a significant risk. It is a fundamental requirement for vessel owners and masters to have stability information to rely on,” AMSA said in a statement.
“It is extremely concerning that the operators are unable determine the vessel’s stability in a loaded condition since its recent drydocking and the operator and classification society seem unable to provide a plausible explanation for this situation. It’s a very basic requirement,” AMSA’s CEO Mick Kinley said.