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Does anyone else have a car on that effing ship? It's not only been quarantined, but expelled from Australian waters. Currently en route to Indonesia!

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A Jag and  my brother has an RS on the same ship (what are the odds of that?). We were meant to get them this week, but that has been pushed out at least a month.

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Tell me about it! I have a Jaguar I-Pace that I have been waiting for so long to receive and have been tracking this car (and this bloody ship) from when it left Southampton.

It arrived in Fremantle slightly ahead of time and I actually started to get excited. A colleague of mine ordered an I-Pace just after me and somehow got allocated on a ship leaving Southampton 10 days before me but his got slightly delayed so it looked like they might actually get into Melbourne almost the same time....and then the problems started.

My understanding is that the ship was fumigated twice but each time they found the dreaded stink bugs, so it sat around for ages waiting for the government department to decide what to do next. Finally last Friday it was told to get out of Australia an is heading towards Bintan Island in Indonesia, just off Singapore, where it will be unloaded, all the cargo and ship treated, loaded back on and then will set sail for Fremantle again. I was told the unload and treatment should be around 2 days but that sounds optimistic. I reckon mid-Jan for Melbourne at this stage.

 

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10 hours ago, Aus-Ipace said:

 have been tracking this car (and this bloody ship) from when it left Southampton.

Like me...every 20 mins! :lol:

Bit of an update here, but really nothing of value we didn't already know, apart from the suspension of the pest control certifier https://www.handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/freight-forwarders-and-shipping-lines-warned-of-their-responsibilities-to-prevent-alien-infestations_9619

 

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I agree, as much as it frustrates me I respect the quarantine rules. 

Looks like the ship is at anchor just off Bintan Island. Hopefully waiting for a berth to unload?

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Bummer gents. I read the reason which is annoying for all concerned

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Have any car owners got an updated ETA for their cars on the Morning Composer? The ship has disappeared off the tracking sites at some unknown port in Indonesia and my dealer doesn't have an updated ETA at this stage.

Maybe i'll cancel my order and pick up a sweet 911 991 Carrera S that's on Car Sales instead! That or a Cayman GT4.

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Looks like a 4 day unload and 4 day load process according to this (process started approx Sat 22/12): https://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=id&u=https://batamtoday.com/home/read/122243/KIB-Lobam-Akui-Kurang-Sosialisasi-soal-Ribuan-Mobil-Mewah-dari-Jerman&prev=search

It seems the arrival of 3,422 luxury vehicles in a small Indonesian island caused a bit of a stir!

Estimations of back in the Fremantle port around 12th Jan.

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On 22/12/2018 at 11:23, Aus-Ipace said:

Have any car owners got an updated ETA for their cars on the Morning Composer?

Nope, nothing from Porsche or Jag. Nothing through the newswires either, unless you can read Indonesian that is.

Ship is still at anchor at Bintan, so it'll be mid Feb at this rate I reckon. 

https://m.suara.com/partner/content/batamnews/2018/12/24/190709/kapal-muatan-3442-mobil-mewah-merapat-di-bintan-ada-apa

https://batampos.co.id/2018/12/23/di-lobam-berderet-ribuan-mobil-asal-jerman/

 

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Here we are on 30 December. I'm satellite tracking the Morning Composer. It still berthed off the shore of Tanjung Uban, Indonesia, whilst they nick down to Woolies to buy three pallets of flea bombs. Stink bugs really bad on this boat. I've got an AMG on board. No word on when it sets sail back to Fremantle, then onto Melb. I have heard that in the worst cases, ships have been known to return to Hamburg, offload the cars, rail/road back to the factories and run them through the factory paint baking ovens again then do the whole trip to Aus again!! Hope thats not us. As long as Indonesia nukes the ship of BMSB, we all hope it leaves Indonesia soon. 

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Well, your AMG is in good company with the other 3,442 cars onboard and probably a fair few of us frantically tracking this! I did find this youtube clip that shows some of the Ferrari's lined awaiting their treatment (and a quick glimpse of the treatment process)

. Most of the Indonesian reports suggested it was a 2 week process that commenced on the 22nd December, so in theory we might see some sort of movement or indication around the 5th Jan? Hopefully it will then re-appear on the expect movements at Fremantle port although I suspect it will be subject to extensive checks before being allowed on.

It seems no manufacturer, dealer or buyer knows any more at this stage, so we can only hope they eradicate everything successfully and get back underway to Perth as soon as possible.

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18 hours ago, Cappa said:

I have heard that in the worst cases, ships have been known to return to Hamburg, offload the cars, rail/road back to the factories and run them through the factory paint baking ovens again 

I've heard of cars being resprayed here, but not returned to the Fatherland...that's full on!

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Apparently in worst cases the baking ovens will fry the bugs into oblivion. That's what my car dealer said anyway. Not sure if that's true or not.

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9 hours ago, Cappa said:

Apparently in worst cases the baking ovens will fry the bugs into oblivion. That's what my car dealer said anyway. Not sure if that's true or not.

What happens to the interior, radiators, ducting, etc. ? Fumigated or incinerated?

 

 

 

 

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Probably all would be better off if the ship sank & everyone started again. I prefer my cars sympathetically run in as opposed to well baked.

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The bit I don’t get is, we won’t let the ship land here because of the infestation, but its ok for it to go to Indonesia with the bugs?

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It is only Australia and New Zealand that are so strict on the stink bugs (BMSB) and only between September and March, and it seems that they have been additionally vigilant this season in identifying and turning away cargo with these bugs.

I assume Indonesia already have these bugs so don't give as much of a sh#t about unloading the cargo there, although it sounds like the process is pretty thorough as they want to be positioned to offer this service in the future by the sound of it: https://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=id&u=https://www.batamnews.co.id/daerah-6-bintan.html&prev=search

This latest article doesn't unfortunately give any indication of progress.....

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My dealer has to be way off when suggesting some cars infested with SB have been, or need to go back through the factory paint baking ovens.

As was suggested in this forum recently, what happens to vehicle electrics, leathers, fuel/oil etc. etc. The idea sounds like rubbish to me now that I think about it.

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