NACC says they will check their stockman competence and capability for future voyages
Voyage 78: March 2019, Bison Express; North Australian Cattle Company Pty Ltd (NACC); Townsville to Vietnam; 2.86% (53/1845) cattle mortality; 11 days. No vet. No PM kit so no PMs (could they not have used a galley knife?). Treatments difficult because 2 Westergun pole syringes inoperable (but one Masterject fine). Bosun euthanased the five animals that broke their legs when the stockman "sought to stand the animals up". Vet sent to discharge port.
Oh and NACC advised that they will conduct assessments of stockman capability and competence prior to voyages! Well great to know they have it all in hand...
Especially as "The department required an Independent Observer to accompany the next voyage however a
statutory declaration was provided by NACC stating an observer could not be accommodated
on that vessel" ....so....over to the stockperson!
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