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Friday, September 28, 2018

Abbot Point Australia - Filipino Seaman Crew Change Guide & Information

Abbot Point Australia
Source: Maritime Safety Queensland
The port of Abbot Point, situated 25km north of Bowen, is owned by Adani and operated by Abbot Point Bulk Coal, a subsidiary company of Glencore. Annual capacity for the port is currently 50 million tonnes per annum.

The port has one off-shore berth serviced by a conveyor system 2.75km from the stockpiles and a ship loader with a loading rate of over 6000 tonnes per hour.

Port Procedures and Information for Shipping – Abbot Point - See Maritime Safety Queensland

Port Name: Abbot Point
Country    : Australia

Abbot Point Kilometer Map: Nearest Airport Options

Sample Flight Route:

MNL / TPE  - Manila to Taipei
TPE / BNE  - Taipei to Brisbane
BNE / PPP  - Brisbane to Proserpine

Please note there might be other alternate flight route.

Visa Requirement for Filipino Seaman / Seafarer: Entry Visa Required and valid Maritime Crew Visa (MCV)

It should also be noted that all joining crew (regardless of their arrival method) require a valid Maritime Crew Visa (MCV) in addition to the relevant entry visa. Australian Border Force has advised that the Transit Visa 771 would be most appropriate for joining crews. On-signing crews need to embark the vessel within 5 days of arrival in Australia. For off-signing crews, they should already hold valid MCV before arriving in Australia. They need to leave Australia within 5 days of disembarkation.

As for MCV can be obtained at no cost at and must be applied prior to c/m arrival in Australia.

Possible Crew Handling Agent:
Inchcape Shipping Services
Vessel Support Services
T +61 (0) 7 3032 8500 (Office)
T +61 (0) 7 3032 8528 (Direct)
M +61 (0) 417 623 463

Updated as of: 27th Sept. 2018

NOTE: The purpose of this post is for immediate information only when conducting crew change or replacement of Filipino crew / seaman at Abbot Point Australia. This is also for guidance of crewing officers, crewing manager & crew operation staff, especially for ship manning agent in the Philippines.   

Above information is based on collected data only. Please send inquiry to your crew handling agent for further updates. Please also share your updated information on the comments section.

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