BUT could this one be different? Nick Butterly in The West reports that this time WA is looking to intervene with their own investigation. Could this be the first court case since the Al Kuwait case in WA found a routine voyage to be cruel with the exporters avoiding prosecution because it was deemed to be a Federal rather than a State matter? VALE dares not hope. Australian livestock should NEVER be transported from an Australian winter to a Middle Eastern summer: 8 extreme ME disasters in 8 years...and all 8 in summer/early autumn.
Check out VALE's own media release on both the Al Messilah and Al Shuwaikh disasters: http://www.vale.org.au/media.html