Second ship turned away because of stink bugs

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 28, 2018

A second Armacup Maritime Services vessel bound for Australia and New Zealand has been cancelled and is now on its way back to Asia.

Last week the Triumph v1820 was turned away from Australian waters after a re-inspection by officers from the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources determined the biosecurity risks were too high to allow a previously agreed controlled discharge plan at Port Kembla to take place.

The Triumph had been anchored off Brisbane and was carrying vehicle cargo from China, Korea and Japan.

New Zealand‘s Ministry for Primary Industries subsequently advised Armacup that the Triumph would be denied entry into New Zealand territorial waters.

Considering this outcome, Armacup decided Lake Como v1862 would not continue its voyage to Australia and New Zealand. They are currently working on possible alternatives for affected cargoes and would provide more information when available.