Independent observations of livestock export voyages by sea

The department administers an independent observer (observer) program for livestock export voyages by sea to provide additional assurance on the effectiveness of exporter arrangements in managing animal welfare. The role of an observer is to monitor, observe and report on activities in approved export programs for the purpose of ensuring the health and welfare of live animals in the course of export activities.

Following the completion of the voyage observers prepare a report detailing their observations from the loading of the vessel, through to completion of discharge at the final destination port. The primary purpose of the independent observer reports is to provide the department with information to enable the effective regulation of the livestock export trade.

Once the report is received from the observer it is reviewed by departmental officers to identify any issues that require regulatory action.  Where significant issues are identified in the report, appropriate corrective actions are issued by the department.

A comprehensive quality assurance and peer review process is then applied to each observer report.  As part of this process a redacted copy of the report is prepared for the regulated entity, the exporter.  Reports are redacted to ensure privacy requirements are met.

In recognition of the high level of community interest in livestock exports, the department also prepares a summary of the key observations from the report for publication. Where possible, the observer approves the summary report prior to its publication.  The summary reports provide an accurate account of what has been observed from the loading of each vessel through to discharge at the final destination port.

Australian Government Accredited Veterinarians and LiveCorp Accredited Stockperson/s continue to undertake the exporter’s program of activities; keeping animal welfare as their primary focus.  The observer takes no active part in the management of the livestock during the voyage.

The stockpersons are employed by the exporters, and as such, report back directly to them during and after the voyage.  As a result, exporters should already be aware of any health and welfare issues that arise during voyages, to enable appropriate action where required, without the need to await provision of redacted observer reports, or the publication of summary observer reports.

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.

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2019

Independent Observer Reports

Report No. Vessel Species and destination Voyage date Status
192 Yangtze Harmony Cattle to Vietnam October 2019 Completed
191 Ocean Drover Cattle to Indonesia October 2019 In progress
190 Ganado Express Cattle to Indonesia September 2019 In progress
189 Al Messilah Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, UAE and Qatar September 2091 Completed
188 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Indonesia September 2019 In progress
187 Bahijah Cattle to Israel September 2019 In progress
186 Anna Marra Cattle to Indonesia and Malaysia September 2019 Completed
185 Girolando Express Cattle to China September 2019 In progress
184 Maysora Cattle to Indonesia September 2019 In progress
183 Brahman Express Cattle to Indonesia September 2019 Completed
182 Ocean Ute Cattle to China September 2019 In progress
181 Bison Express Cattle to Indonesia September 2019 In progress
180 Yangtze Harmony Cattle to Vietnam September 2019 Completed
179 Ocean Drover Cattle to China September 2019 In progress
178 Ocean Swagman Cattle to Vietnam August 2019 Completed
177 Gelbray Express Cattle to Indonesia August 2019 Completed
176 Anna Marra Cattle to Indonesia August 2019 Completed
175 Bison Express Cattle to Indonesia August 2019 Completed
174 Gudali Express Cattle to Vietnam August 2019 Completed
173 Galloway Express Cattle to China August 2019 In progress
172 Ganado Express Cattle to Vietnam August 2019 In progress
171 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Indonesia August 2019 In progress
170 Ocean Swagman Cattle to Vietnam August 2019 In progress
168 Ocean Ute Cattle to Indonesia August 2019 Completed
167 Girolando Express Cattle and Buffalo to Vietnam August 2019 In progress
166 Gelbray Express Cattle to China August 2019 In progress
165 Bison Express Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 Completed
164 Gudali Express Cattle to Vietnam July 2019 Completed
163 Ocean Drover Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 In progress
162 Anna Marra Cattle to China July 2019 In progress
161 Ganado Express Cattle to Vietnam July 2019 In progress
160 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 Completed
159 Girolando Express Cattle and Buffalo to Brunei and Malaysia July 2019 Completed
158 Gloucester Express Cattle to Vietnam July 2019 In progress
157 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 In progress
156 Ocean Swagman Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 Completed
155 Ocean Drover Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 Completed
154 Greyman Express Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 Completed
153 Girolando Express Cattle to Indonesia July 2019 Completed
152 Yangtze Fortune Cattle to China July 2019 Completed
151 Ocean Ute Cattle to Vietnam June 2019 Completed
150 Ocean Swagman Cattle to Indonesia June 2019 In progress
149 Anna Marra Cattle to Indonesia and Malaysia June 2019 Completed
148 Gloucester Express Cattle to Indonesia June 2019 In progress
147 Gudali Express Cattle and Buffalo to Vietnam June 2019 Completed
146 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Indonesia June 2019 Completed
145 Bahijah Cattle to Israel June 2019 Completed
144 Gulf Livestock One Cattle to China June 2019 Completed
143 Yangtze Fortune Cattle to Indonesia June 2019 Completed
142 Bison Express Cattle to Philippines June 2019 In progress
141 Gloucester Express Cattle to Vietnam June 2019 Completed
140 Galloway Express Cattle to Indonesia June 2019 Completed
139 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia June 2019 In progress
138 Ocean Swagman Cattle to Vietnam June 2019 Completed
137 Ocean Ute Cattle to Vietnam May 2019 Completed
136 Ganado Express Cattle to China May 2019 Completed
135 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Vietnam May 2019 Completed
134 Gulf Livestock One Cattle to Indonesia May 2019 Completed
133 Ocean Drover Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait and UAE May 2019 Completed
132 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia May 2019 In progress
131 Anna Marra Cattle to Indonesia May 2019 Completed
130 Bison Express Cattle to Malaysia and Brunei May 2019 Completed
129 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Indonesia May 2019 Completed
128 Yangtze Fortune Cattle to Indonesia May 2019 Completed
127 Maysora Cattle and Sheep to Israel and Jordan May 2019 Completed
126 Yangtze Harmony Cattle to Russia May 2019 Completed
125 Ganado Express Cattle to Indonesia May 2019 Completed
124 Gloucester Express Cattle to China May 2019 Completed
123 Al Messilah Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait and UAE May 2019 Completed
122 Ocean Ute Cattle to Vietnam May 2019 Completed
121 Greyman Express Cattle to Indonesia May 2019 Completed
120 Girolando Express Cattle to Vietnam May 2019 Completed
119 Ocean Swagman Cattle to China May 2019 Completed
118 Bahijah Cattle to Israel April 2019 Completed
117 Al Shuwaikh Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait and Qatar April 2019 Completed
116 Shorthorn Express Cattle and Buffalo to Vietnam April 2019 Completed
115 Girolando Express Cattle to Indonesia April 2019 Completed
114 Greyman Express Cattle to Vietnam April 2019 Completed
113 Anna Marra Cattle to Indonesia and Malaysia April 2019 Completed
112 Ganado Express Cattle to Vietnam April 2019 Completed
111 Yangtze Fortune Cattle to China April 2019 In progress
110 Galloway Express Cattle to Philippines April 2019 Completed
109 Rahmeh Cattle to China April 2019 Completed
108 Greyman Express Cattle to Indonesia April 2019 Completed
107 Ocean Ute Cattle to Vietnam April 2019 Completed
106 Gloucester Express Cattle to China April 2019 Completed
105 Al Messilah Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE April 2019 Completed
104 Jawan Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
103 Yangtze Harmony Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
102 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
101 Brahman Express Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
100 Gelbray Express Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
99 Al Shuwaikh Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait and Qatar March 2019 In progress
98 Maysora Cattle and Sheep to Israel and Jordan March 2019 Completed
97 GL Kai Hou Cattle to Vietnam March 2019 Completed
96 Ocean Ute Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
95 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
94 Ocean Swagman Cattle to China March 2019 Completed
93 Jawan Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
92 Yangtze Fortune Cattle to China March 2019 Completed
91 Yangtze Harmony Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
90 Girolando Express Cattle to Indonesia March 2019 Completed
89 Dareen Cattle to Vietnam March 2019 Completed
87 Greyman Express Cattle to Vietnam February 2019 Completed
86 Al Messilah Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE February 2019 Completed
85 Ocean Ute Cattle to Indonesia February 2019 Completed
84 Rahmeh Cattle to China February 2019 Completed
83 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia February 2019 Completed
81 Jawan Cattle to Indonesia February 2019 Completed
80 Galloway Express Cattle and Buffalo to Indonesia February 2019 Completed
79 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia February 2019 Completed
78 Greyman Express Cattle to Vietnam February 2019 Completed
77 Ganado Express Cattle to Indonesia February 2019 Completed
76 Brahman Express Cattle and Sheep to Israel February 2019 Completed
75 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Indonesia February 2019 Completed
74 Al Shuwaikh Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE February 2019 Completed
73 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia January 2019 Completed
72 Greyman Express Cattle to Indonesia January 2019 Completed
71 Bahijah Cattle and Sheep to Israel January 2019 Completed
70 Maysora Cattle and sheep to Israel and Jordan January 2019 Completed
69 Ocean Swagman Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE January 2019 Completed
68 Jawan Cattle to Indonesia January 2019 Completed
67 Al Messilah Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE January 2019 Completed
66 Greyman Express Cattle to Indonesia January 2019 Completed
65 Ocean Ute Cattle to Indonesia January 2019 Completed
64 Gadali Express Cattle to Indonesia January 2019 Completed
63 Rahmeh Cattle to Vietnam January 2019 Completed
62 Dareen Cattle to Oman and Pakistan January 2019 Completed
61 Gloucester Express Cattle to China January 2019 Completed

2018

Independent Observer Reports

Report No. Vessel Species and destination Voyage date Status
60 Ganado Express Cattle to China December 2018 Completed
59 Greyman Express Cattle to Vietnam December 2018 Completed
58 Ocean Ute Cattle to Indonesia December 2018 Completed
57 Al Shuwaikh Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE December 2018 Completed
56 Yangtze Harmony Cattle to China December 2018 Completed
55 Shorthorn Express Cattle to China December 2018 In progress
54 Anna Marra Cattle to Indonesia December 2018 Completed
53 Ocean Swagman Cattle to Vietnam December 2018 Completed
52 Jawan Cattle to Oman and Pakistan December 2018 Completed
51 Dareen Cattle Vietnam December 2018 Completed
50 Bahijah Cattle and Sheep to Israel December 2018 In progress
49 Greyman Express Cattle to Vietnam December 2018 Completed
48 Bison Express Cattle to China December 2018 Completed
47 Al Messilah Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE December 2018 Completed
46 Girolando Express Cattle to Indonesia December 2018 Completed
45 Yangtze Fortune Cattle to Indonesia and Malaysia December 2018 Completed
44 Rahmeh Cattle to China December 2018 Completed
43 Ocean Swagman Cattle to Vietnam November 2018 Completed
42 Anna Marra Cattle to Indonesia November 2018 Completed
41 Ganado Express Cattle to Vietnam November 2018 Completed
40 Ocean Ute Cattle to China November 2018 Completed
39 Girolando Express Cattle to Indonesia November 2018 Completed
38 Dareen Cattle to Vietnam November 2018 Completed
37 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Indonesia November 2018 Completed
36 Al Shuwaikh Cattle and Sheep to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE November 2018 Completed
35 Rahmeh Cattle and Buffalo to Indonesia November 2018 Completed
34 Bison Express Cattle to Vietnam November 2018 Completed
33 Greyman Express Cattle to Vietnam November 2018 Completed
32 Maysora Cattle and Sheep to Jordan and Israel November 2018 In progress
31 Yangtze Harmony Sheep to Oman November 2018 Completed
30 Galloway Express Cattle to Indonesia November 2018 Completed
29 Bahijah Cattle to Israel November 2018 Completed
28 Shorthorn Express Cattle to Indonesia November 2018 Completed
27 Ganado Express Cattle and Buffalo to Vietnam October 2018 Completed
26 Girolando Express Cattle to China October 2018 Completed
25 Awassi Express Cattle to Indonesia October 2018 Completed
24 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia October 2018 Completed
23 Ganado Express Cattle to China October 2018 Completed​
22 Gloucester Express Cattle to China September 2018 Completed
21 Maysora Cattle to Israel and Jordan September 2018 Completed
20 Bahijah Cattle to Israel September 2018 Completed
19 Ocean Swagman Cattle to China September 2018 Completed
18 Jawan Cattle to China August 2018 Completed
17 Gloucester Express Cattle to China August 2018 Completed
16 Yangtze Harmony Cattle to China August 2018 Completed
15 Gudali Express Cattle to Indonesia August 2018 Completed​
14 Jawan Cattle to Indonesia August 2018 Completed
13 Jawan Cattle to Indonesia July 2018 Completed
12 Yangtze Fortune Cattle to China July 2018 Completed
11 Jawan Cattle to Indonesia June 2018 Completed​
10 Bahijah Sheep and cattle to Israel June 2018 Completed
9 Al Messilah Sheep and cattle to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE June 2018 Completed​
8 Maysora Sheep and cattle to Turkey May 2018 Completed​
7 Al Shuwaikh Sheep and cattle to Kuwait, Qatar and UAE May 2018 Completed
6 Awassi Express Cattle to Indonesia and Malaysia May 2018 Completed​
5 Gudali Express Cattle to Vietnam May 2018 Completed​
4 Yangtze Fortune Sheep to Oman May 2018 Completed​
3 Bader III Sheep and cattle to Israel and Jordan May 2018 Completed​
2 Al Messilah Sheep and cattle to Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and UAE April 2018 Completed​
1 Maysora Sheep and cattle to Turkey April 2018 Completed​
Last reviewed: 10 December 2019
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