Two incidents with two bulk carriers occurred in Australia recently, with all usual stuff - "underpayment", ITF, Maritime Union of Australia MUA, AMSA and biased media. I will skip "underpayment" part of the story, and with that, the first incident, in which AMSA has banned bulk carrier TW HAMBURG from Australian ports for 12 months. As well, I won t go into underpayment part of another story, involving bulk carrier UNISON JASPER. There s absolutely no meaning, no sense, in writing about "underpayment" cases, as long as they are instigated by ITF and itsí minions. We know and hear only what ITF says, we never hear from shipowners.
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