IN THE latest episode of The DCN Weekly, we talk Great Barrier Reef shipping breaches, a dangerous protest in Port of Hobart, a toxic gas explosion and more.

The DCN Weekly is a new podcast from Daily Cargo News, providing a regular roundup of the biggest stories in Australian shipping and maritime logistics.

This week, the master and first officer of a bulk carrier were fined $75,000 for breaching a designated shipping area in the Great Barrier Reef, and a protester suspended herself from the mooring line of a fishing vessel in Hobart.

In the Middle East, at Port of Aqaba in Jordan, an explosion of chlorine gas killed at least 13 people and injured more than 250.

A man was charged for his role in a plot to smuggle 1.2 tonnes of cocaine into Australia by transferring drugs between vessels at sea, and the deadly varroa mite – a parasite threatening Australia’s bee population – was detected in Port of Newcastle. 

The DCN Weekly podcast is published to our website every Friday afternoon and included in each Monday’s newswire.

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