They tell us that the ships are A1 and that all the old photos etc not relevant but we still have the Finola sailing. Finola was built in 1988 and at one stage in her career, when she broke down in the Middle East, one Australian AAV refused to sail any further on her and demanded to be taken off. He had to be replaced with another AAV.
And now, here she is broken again....and whilst quarantine is technically maintained, these animals, travelling back to an Australian property on Australian trucks (do they get meticulously scrubbed down after?) have been on a ship that travels OS and probably carries OS animals as well (VALE hasnt even been tracking her as we assumed she was no longer in service).
This IS a risk to Australian animals whether anyone admits it or not. Its impossible to fully clean and disinfect ships and its impossible to fully clean and appropriately disinfect trucks. If there was any exotic disease being carried on this ship unloaded Australian stock put the entire Australian cattle herd at risk.
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