According to Maritime Executive, the port authority in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain has banned the livestock carrier Polaris 2 from anchoring near to the port (at least when loaded) due to the vessel’s foul smell.
Those of us who live in Fremantle can well relate to that especially with ships coming around from Portland and/or Adelaide that "top up" in Freo.
Sadly Freo is unlikely to follow suit given Freo Port Authority's stance on LE....they wont let VALE observe on the basis that government observers and regulators are more than up to the task of ensuring compliance and good animal welfare (ho hum). It would be interesting to know, of course, just how often WA and Federal inspections actually occur at Port now there are NO independent observers allowed at Port.
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