Report 52: MV Jawan - Cattle for export to Oman and Pakistan in December 2018
Cattle for export to Oman and Pakistan in December 2018
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The Jawan commenced loading on 9 December 2018 and departed Portland on 10 December 2018 at 5:30am with 3,492 cattle for Oman and Pakistan. After travelling a short distance the vessel developed stability issues and returned to the dock in Portland at 6:10am.
The independent observer (observer) joined the vessel on 9 December 2018 and left the vessel at 07:00am on 10 December 2018.
No mortalities were recorded and the observer did not report any welfare concerns.
The export was cancelled and the cattle discharged in Portland.
Implementation of procedures to ensure health and welfare of livestock
Exporter arrangements were available to address procedures relating to livestock management from loading through to discharge, including contingencies. The observer reported that the vessel was loaded in accordance with the load plan.
The observer did not report any concerns with loading.
There was an Accredited Government Australian Veterinarian (AAV) and a LiveCorp Accredited Stockperson (stockperson) on board who were responsible for the health and welfare of the livestock. Both were very experienced at managing cattle on livestock vessels.
Feed and water
The observer did not report any concerns with feed and water provision.
Three of the Jawan’s eight decks are enclosed and five are open but have railings as external barriers.
The observer did not report any concerns with ventilation.
The observer did not report any concerns with pen conditions.
Health and welfare
The observer did not report any concerns with health and welfare.
The observer was not present for the discharge of the cattle in Portland.
Due to the cancellation of the voyage the vessel was underway for less than an hour. The observer left the vessel shortly after docking, after consultation with the department. There were no welfare issues observed and representative photographs and video of the voyage were not recorded.