VALE's ship tracking located the Nada unloading in Lebanon, AFTER it had unloaded cattle in Turkey. Turns out WA has sent the first shipment of Australian sheep to Lebanon since the Cormo Express disaster. So not only did sheep have to go to Lebanon via Turkey....an ultra long haul....we suddenly have 5 Australian approved facilities in Lebanon, a country not know for its ideal abattoir practices.
Hardly any comfort to hear that the exporter is Perth-based live animal exporter Fares Rural Exports....yep thats right of Farid Fares and MV Danny F II fame.....these 2 ships sunk with loss of all livestock. The Danny F II, barred from Australian trading due to safety issues (so whipped off to Montevideo instead) also lost a highly popular Australian stockman (Gary Beckett)...and yeah, it sank just off Lebanon.