Independent observations of livestock export voyages by sea

​​​​​​​​​​​​The department administers an independent observer program for livestock export voyages by sea. From April 2018, Independent Observers have been placed on voyages to provide additional assurance of the effectiveness of exporter arrangements in managing animal welfare.

Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians and stockpersons continue to undertake the exporter’s program of activities; keeping animal welfare as their primary focus.

Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. David Littleproud, amended the Export Control (Animals) Amendment (Approved Export Programs and Other Measures) Order 2018 on 5 July 2018, which enables the publishing of records and reports made by Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians and authorised officers in relation to approved export programs, among other things (S1A.49).

The department will publish this content as summary reports are completed for voyages accompanied by an Independent Observer. These reports summarise the key observations made by the observers from the loading of each vessel through to discharge at the final destination port.

For the purpose of these reports, the first day of the voyage is considered to be the first day of loading, and the last day of the voyage is considered to be the final day of discharge.

Discretion advised: These reports contain images which may be distressing to some viewers.

2019

Independent Observer Reports

Report No.VesselSpecies and destinationVoyage dateStatus
127MaysoraCattle and Sheep to Israel and JordanMay 2019 Completed
126Yangtze HarmonyCattle to RussiaMay 2019In progress
125Ganado ExpressCattle to IndonesiaMay 2019In progress
124Gloucester ExpressCattle to ChinaMay 2019In progress
123Al MessilahCattle and Sheep to Kuwait and UAEMay 2019 Completed
122Ocean UteCattle to VietnamMay 2019In progress
121Greyman ExpressCattle to IndonesiaMay 2019In progress
120Girolando ExpressCattle to VietnamMay 2019In progress
119Ocean SwagmanCattle to ChinaMay 2019In progress
118BahijahCattle to IsraelApril 2019In progress
117Al ShuwaikhCattle and Sheep to Kuwait and QatarApril 2019In progress
116Shorthorn ExpressCattle and Buffalo to VietnamApril 2019In progress
115Girolando ExpressCattle to IndonesiaApril 2019In progress
114Greyman ExpressCattle to VietnamApril 2019In progress
113Anna MarraCattle to Indonesia and MalaysiaApril 2019In progress
112Ganado ExpressCattle to VietnamApril 2019In progress
111Yangtze FortuneCattle to ChinaApril 2019In progress
110Galloway ExpressCattle to PhilippinesApril 2019In progress
109RahmehCattle to ChinaApril 2019In progress
108Greyman ExpressCattle to IndonesiaApril 2019In progress
107Ocean UteCattle to VietnamApril 2019In progress
106Gloucester ExpressCattle to ChinaApril 2019In progress
105Al MessilahCattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEApril 2019In progress
104JawanCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019In progress
103Yangtze HarmonyCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019In progress
102Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019In progress
101Brahman ExpressCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019 Completed
100Gelbray ExpressCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019In progress
99Al ShuwaikhCattle and Sheep to Kuwait and QatarMarch 2019In progress
98MaysoraCattle and Sheep to Israel and JordanMarch 2019In progress
97GL Kai HouCattle to VietnamMarch 2019In progress
96Ocean UteCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019 Completed
95Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019In progress
94Ocean SwagmanCattle to ChinaMarch 2019 Completed
93JawanCattle to Indonesia March 2019Completed
92Yangtze FortuneCattle to ChinaMarch 2019In progress
91Yangtze HarmonyCattle to IndonesiaMarch 2019In progress
90Girolando ExpressCattle to Indonesia March 2019Completed
89DareenCattle to VietnamMarch 2019In progress
87Greyman ExpressCattle to VietnamFebruary 2019In progress
86Al MessilahCattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEFebruary 2019In progress
85Ocean UteCattle to IndonesiaFebruary 2019In progress
84RahmehCattle to ChinaFebruary 2019Completed
83Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaFebruary 2019 Completed
81JawanCattle to IndonesiaFebruary 2019In progress
80Galloway ExpressCattle and Buffalo to IndonesiaFebruary 2019In progress
79Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaFebruary 2019In progress
78Greyman ExpressCattle to VietnamFebruary 2019In progress
77Ganado ExpressCattle to IndonesiaFebruary 2019In progress
76Brahman ExpressCattle and Sheep to IsraelFebruary 2019Completed
75Shorthorn ExpressCattle to IndonesiaFebruary 2019In progress
74Al ShuwaikhCattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEFebruary 2019In progress
73Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaJanuary 2019In progress
72Greyman ExpressCattle to IndonesiaJanuary 2019In progress
71BahijahCattle and Sheep to IsraelJanuary 2019In progress
70MaysoraCattle and sheep to Israel and JordanJanuary 2019In progress
69Al MessilahCattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEJanuary 2019In progress
68Greyman ExpressCattle to IndonesiaJanuary 2019Completed
67MaysoraCattle and Sheep to Israel and JordanJanuary 2019In progress
66Greyman ExpressCattle to IndonesiaJanuary 2019 Completed
65Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaJanuary 2019Completed
64RahmehCattle to VietnamJanuary 2019 Completed
63DareenCattle to Oman and PakistanJanuary 2019In progress
62Gloucester ExpressCattle to ChinaJanuary 2019In progress
61Ganado ExpressCattle to ChinaJanuary 2019In progress

2018

Independent Observer Reports

Report No.VesselSpecies and destinationVoyage dateStatus
60Ganado ExpressCattle to ChinaDecember 2018 Completed
59Greyman ExpressCattle to VietnamDecember 2018Completed
58Ocean UteCattle to IndonesiaDecember 2018In progress
57Al ShuwaikhCattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEDecember 2018 Completed
56Yangtze HarmonyCattle to ChinaDecember 2018 Completed
55Shorthorn ExpressCattle to ChinaDecember 2018In progress
54Anna MarraCattle to IndonesiaDecember 2018 Completed
53Ocean SwagmanCattle to VietnamDecember 2018 Completed
52JawanCattle to Oman and PakistanDecember 2018 Completed
51DareenCattle VietnamDecember 2018In progress
50BahijahCattle and Sheep to Israel
December 2018In progress
49Greyman ExpressCattle to VietnamDecember 2018 Completed
48Bison ExpressCattle to ChinaDecember 2018 Completed
47Al MessilahCattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEDecember 2018In progress
46Girolando ExpressCattle to IndonesiaDecember 2018 Completed
45Yangtze FortuneCattle to Indonesia and MalaysiaDecember 2018 Completed
44RahmehCattle to ChinaDecember 2018 Completed
43Ocean SwagmanCattle to VietnamNovember 2018 Completed
42Anna MarraCattle to IndonesiaNovember 2018 Completed
41Ganado ExpressCattle to VietnamNovember 2018 Completed
40Ocean UteCattle to ChinaNovember 2018 Completed
39Girolando ExpressCattle to IndonesiaNovember 2018 Completed
38DareenCattle to VietnamNovember 2018In progress
37Shorthorn ExpressCattle to IndonesiaNovember 2018 Completed
36Al ShuwaikhCattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAENovember 2018 Completed
35RahmehCattle and Buffalo to IndonesiaNovember 2018 Completed
34Bison ExpressCattle to VietnamNovember 2018In progress
33Greyman ExpressCattle to VietnamNovember 2018 Completed
32MaysoraCattle and Sheep to Jordan and IsraelNovember 2018In progress
31Yangtze HarmonySheep to OmanNovember 2018 Completed
30Galloway ExpressCattle to IndonesiaNovember 2018 Completed
29BahijahCattle to IsraelNovember 2018In progress
28Shorthorn ExpressCattle to IndonesiaNovember 2018 Completed
27Ganado ExpressCattle and Buffalo to VietnamOctober 2018Completed
26Girolando ExpressCattle to ChinaOctober 2018 Completed
25Awassi ExpressCattle to IndonesiaOctober 2018Completed
24Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaOctober 2018 Completed
23Ganado ExpressCattle to ChinaOctober 2018 Completed​
22Gloucester ExpressCattle to ChinaSeptember 2018 Completed
21MaysoraCattle to Israel and JordanSeptember 2018In progress
20BahijahCattle to IsraelSeptember 2018 Completed
19Ocean SwagmanCattle to ChinaSeptember 2018 Completed
18JawanCattle to ChinaAugust 2018In progress
17Gloucester ExpressCattle to ChinaAugust 2018 Completed
16Yangtze HarmonyCattle to ChinaAugust 2018 Completed
15Gudali ExpressCattle to IndonesiaAugust 2018 Completed​
14JawanCattle to IndonesiaAugust 2018 Completed
13JawanCattle to IndonesiaJuly 2018 Completed
12Yangtze FortuneCattle to ChinaJuly 2018 Completed
11JawanCattle to IndonesiaJune 2018 Completed​
10BahijahSheep and cattle to IsraelJune 2018 Completed
9Al MessilahSheep and cattle to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEJune 2018 Completed​
8MaysoraSheep and cattle to TurkeyMay 2018 Completed​
7Al ShuwaikhSheep and cattle to Kuwait, Qatar and UAEMay 2018 Completed
6Awassi ExpressCattle to Indonesia and MalaysiaMay 2018 Completed​
5Gudali ExpressCattle to VietnamMay 2018 Completed​
4Yangtze FortuneSheep to OmanMay 2018 Completed​
3Bader IIISheep and cattle to Israel and JordanMay 2018 Completed​
2Al MessilahSheep and cattle to Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and UAEApril 2018 Completed​
1MaysoraSheep and cattle to TurkeyApril 2018 Completed​