AMSA bans LNG carrier for 6 months after inadequate compliance

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The Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA) has imposed a 180-day ban on the Chinese-owned LNG tanker CESI Qingdao after an incident in which the vessel tied up one of Australia’s busiest LNG export terminals for nearly a week before being assigned to an anchorage. The ban, which runs until late June 2024, was issued following a power failure on the vessel in November 2023 that identified four generators requiring repairs. A “contravention of AMSA Detention Notice” was issued as the agency felt that “the response of the master and ship managers throughout the repair process necessitated stronger compliance action.” This is the ninth ban imposed by AMSA in 2023 as part of its strict enforcement of regulations to ensure safety and operational integrity.

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