The MV Bahijah, the ship that had to return to Australia with its load of sheep and cattle, is sitting off the coast of WA. Rumour had it, it would be berthed by 4pm today but it hasn't. The pilot vessel has just come in with no ship tagging along behind.
One wonders if it would be preferable for both the industry and the Dept of Ag, who were incompetent enough to approve the voyage into a war zone, to actually start unloading after dark when the public can't see the state of the 2500 head of cattle and 14,000 sheep being transported on the trucks.
And meanwhile, some farmers apparently think it fine to keep them on the ship and send them back around the Cape... for another 6 week voyage – not a great reflection on their animal welfare understanding.
Anyhow, we will attempt to keep viewers up to date while continuing to track the Friesian Express.