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MV Ocean Outback update

January 8, 2016

Wellard’s vessel the M/V Ocean Outback has a strong history of successful livestock voyages and passing scrutiny by maritime safety authorities.

In the past 12 months the M/V Ocean Outback has completed 13 voyages, carrying more than 70,000 cattle to various destinations, with a success rate of 99.94%.

The M/V Outback has undergone and passed 10 Port State Control in the last 12 months, without detention.

Port State Control (PSC) is the inspection of foreign ships in other national ports by PSC officers (inspectors) to verify that the condition of the ship and its equipment complies with the requirements of international conventions as well as the competency of the master and officers on board. If deficiencies are considered serious, the vessel is detained until the deficiency is rectified.

In the four Port State Controls where just 17 deficiencies were identified, the vessel was permitted to continue its voyage as Wellard was able to quickly rectify the issue, such as incomplete paperwork.

In the past five years the vessel has operated it has undergone 30 Port State Controls, recording just 64 deficiencies.

These figures have been verified by Wellard Ships’ class surveyor, RINA.

 

Media contact:

Cameron Morse, FTI Consulting

Phone: + 61 8 9485 8888

Mobile: +61 (0) 433 886 871

Website: www.wellard.com.au

 

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