A Roll On / Roll Off (RO/RO) ship carrying more than 3500 new vehicles and heavy machinery, the Orca Ace, has recently been refused entry to Australian waters by the Department of Agriculture due to the presence of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs (BMSBs). The ship has been directed to undergo fumigation at a foreign port and according to a confidential dealer bulletin circulated by one of the manufacturers of some of the vehicles the ship is estimated to return to Australia in “the middle of January 2020”. A Department of Agriculture spokesperson has said that due to strict biosecurity measures “Australia remains free from many pests and diseases including (BMSBs) that are present in other countries and have the potential to impact on our agriculture industries, the environment, plant, animal and human health”.