‘Several hundred’ apparently ‘healthy’ cattle are to be unloaded tomorrow in Fremantle from the Bahijah with the approval of the Federal Department of Agriculture.
Here’s the Department of Ag statement tonight at 7 pm WST/Fremantle time –
2 February 2024, 10:00 pm
The exporter has requested permission to unload several hundred healthy cattle from the MV Bahijah.
The department has agreed for the animals to be unloaded under strict biosecurity measures.
This action is unrelated to the potential re-export of the remaining animals on the vessel. The department’s decision maker is still considering the application.
Further information will be published as it becomes available.
Just why the exporter has asked this permission is unknown to us.
We await further details.
Perhaps the exporter is limited by the number of sheep that can be landed at the destination port in the Middle East, most likely Haifa, Israel.
Here’s the Bahijah tied up in Fremantle this afternoon.
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