Australia sets new safety checks for livestock carriers
The Gulf Livestock 1 sinking in September, thought to have killed 41 people, and a sheep ship sailing with a hole in its hull have highlighted safety fears
Australia is increasing its scrutiny of livestock carriers with a six-month safety campaign aimed at finding ‘systemic issues with maintenance and stability’. Livestock carriers, often elderly and converted from ro-ros or boxships, have been the subject of several major casualties
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