Wendy Laursen

Contributing Writer

Wendy Laursen

Wlaursen@maritime-executive.com

Wendy Laursen is the MarEx news editor for Asia-Pacific. Based out of Australia, Wendy Laursen is also a long-time contributor to The Maritime Executive magazine. She holds a Master of Science research degree in marine ecology and diplomas in journalism and subediting.

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Far From the Farm Gate

By Wendy Laursen 2017-12-02 17:29:04

In Australia's live export trade, the animals' journey from the farm gate can sometimes start with a journey by truck of over 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles).  Australia's Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) set out health and welfare requirements...

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George Tsavliris

George A. Tsavliris - Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

By Wendy Laursen 2017-11-24 18:41:01

(This article was originally published in the 2017 Sept/Oct edition) The home page of the Tsavliris Salvage website  features, in addition to the usual items found on any corporate home page, the following quote from Socrates: “The secret...

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Salvage Masters of the World

By Wendy Laursen 2017-11-24 18:39:52

(This article was originally published in the 2017 Sept/Oct edition) TSAVLIRIS SALVAGE is among the world’s most active emergency response contractors for maritime casualties, having handled over 2,500 such incidents in the last 45 years. With tugs stationed permanently at...

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Counting Sheep

By Wendy Laursen 2017-11-05 22:11:36

The recent arrival of the 40-year-old Bader III and the 27-year-old Awassi Express in Australian waters has re-ignited an “old” debate. The animal welfare group Adelaide Against Live Export has started a petition on Change.org calling on the government to...

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Downers

By Wendy Laursen 2017-10-12 16:47:53

A “downer” is an animal who can't, or refuses to, stand up. One of the reasons this can happen during a live export voyage is that the animal slips over. With hind legs splayed, they are vulnerable to trampling and...

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Beyond Boarders

Beyond Borders

By Wendy Laursen 2017-10-07 16:08:08

(This article was originally published in the 2017 July/August edition) Around 1,200 men and women graduated from maritime academies in the U.S. in the first half of this year. The academies that trained this new wave of seafarers are increasingly...

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Finn Wollesen

A Lifetime of Love for Nella Dan and "Nella Dan II"

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-24 02:28:21

Finn Wollesen first sailed on the Nella Dan when he was six weeks old. His love for the now-wrecked vessel has seen him put a lifetime of experience into the design of a vessel he hopes will be named Nella...

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Fair Game

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-24 01:02:14

(This article was originally published in the 2017 July/August edition) INTERNATIONAL SHIP REGISTRIES have never quite managed to rid themselves of the label “flag of convenience.” The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has worked for over a decade conducting inspections...

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World Rhino Day: The Trade is Changing

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-21 19:36:18

World Rhino Day is celebrated on September 22 every year, and as poaching becomes more sophisticated, so does the world's response to it. Earlier this month, the United Nations General Assembly concluded its 71st session with the 193 Member States...

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ECOSubsea

Biofouling: Times Have Changed

By Wendy Laursen 2017-09-13 21:18:32

The role of biofouling as a means of spreading marine invasive species had generally been considered to be about the same as that of ballast water. However, that view is being increasingly challenged as new data comes to light.  In...

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