Despite having their hands full with the Bahijah, the Dept in their wisdom, has approved another vessel to sail to Aqaba via the Red Sea. This is despite passage through the Red Sea being now even more perilous due to increasing attacks on shipping by Yemen's Houthi militia who have disrupted global trade, attacking military and commercial ships,
The Jawan, set sail from Australia on Thursday, Feb 1, carrying a larger cargo (than the Bahijah) – around 60,000 animals - mostly sheep.
The Dept of Ag apparently approved the ship to sail "with a contingency plan including that it cannot enter the Red Sea unless the department (ministry) gives approval to do so 72 hours before they enter the Red Sea."
If the vessel cannot enter the Red Sea it will unload in the Gulf and the animals will be trucked overland to Jordan.
Australian livestock stuck in limbo on ship as second vessel heads to Red Sea