Livestock crew quit

Livestock crew quit

The entire 19-man crew working on livestock carrier Maysora have walked off the ship in Fremantle and handed themselves into the local authorities for repatriation to their homes in Pakistan, claiming they have not been paid for many months.

The Maysora is loading both sheep and cattle. It is contracted by Perth-based Livestock Shipping Services, but the vessel is owned by Jordan’s Mira Shipping.

The shipment is the first major transport of sheep from Western Australia since Perth’s Emanuel Exports was blocked from trading by the Agriculture Department in Canberra.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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