Yarra and the owner of Canada Steamship Lines


Back into the tar pit

Vancouver - Friday, February 21, 2003 - by: Jeff Smith


It takes only a Federal budget to once again bury the Canada Steamship Lines story. Like some foul smelling gas released from a tar pit, we collectively shy away from the unsavoury revelations, and then the entire affair sinks quietly back into the ooze.




Consider the sad case of the Canada Steamship Lines vessel Yarra. Crewing and trading rules between Australian ports were recently relaxed by that country's federal (Commonwealth) government, and so Canada Steamship Lines fired the Australian crew of the ship and brought in a low cost Ukrainian crew to replace them. The sad affair has been covered at various Australian websites, including:





An ethical flag of convenience shipping line, indeed.




Jeff Smith

  Canadian Steamship Lines web site
  Canadian Steamship Lines purchases Australian bulk carrier including the ship Yarra
  CSL International, flash web site


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