PROTECTED industrial action continued at DP World’s Australian terminals this week, with the  MUA announcing more work bans and stoppages through to 4 December.

Also in the news, pro-Palestinian protesters gathered at Port Botany to attempt to block the arrival of Calandra, a vessel operated by Israeli line Zim.

And Yemen’s Houthis – a militia with connections to Iran – hijacked the cargo vessel Galaxy Leader as it was transiting the Red Sea.

In other news, authorities seized 154 kilograms of cocaine from inside the hull of a cargo ship in Melbourne.

And finally, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority banned the general cargo ship BBC Jade after inspectors found 57 tonnes of explosive substances incorrectly stowed on board.

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