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Coastguard volunteers search overnight for missing fisherman

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:38 am | Coastguard

At 2354 hours last night, Coastguard’s Operations Centre was contacted by police requesting assistance with the search for a fisherman missing off Bowentown Harbour in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Trio rescued following capsize on Port Waikato Bar

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 2:47 pm | Coastguard

At 1157 hours this morning Coastguard Radio was notified by a member of the public who had just crossed the Waikato Bar that they’d come across debris suspected off a vessel in the water. Shortly after Surf Life Guards from Sunset Beach reported ... More >>

Communications key for boaties this Labour Weekend

Friday, 20 October 2017, 9:20 am | Coastguard

Coastguard have an important message for all boaties heading into Labour Weekend: if you can’t call for help, we can’t rescue you. More >>

Coastguard Training Increases Pacific Capability

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 4:44 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard New Zealand is helping to boost Search and Rescue capability in the Pacific with the training of three Niuean crew this week in Rangiora. More >>

Going the Extra Mile to Save Lives at Sea

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 12:07 pm | Coastguard

Every hour of every day Coastguard volunteers around the country are standing by to assist, support and save lives at sea. They are ordinary people from all walks of life who dedicate their time to be highly trained in marine search and rescue. More >>

Coastguard volunteers pull 8-year old girl from Harbour

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:21 am | Coastguard

At 1707 hours last night Coastguard was notified by Police that an empty 12-foot dinghy had been located by a local fisherman near the number 10 port marker in the Papakura Channel, the boat still had fishing equipment on board. More >>

Coastguard urges boaties to look after their safety

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 9:36 am | Coastguard

After some high profile incidents on the water late in 2016 and since the New Year, Coastguard’s latest safety initiative urges boaties to check their lifejackets and those of their families, to ensure everyone stays safe this summer. More >>

Coastguard assists vessel in Bay of Islands

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:21 pm | Coastguard

At 0101 hours on the morning of 24 January, an 8m aluminium vessel struck rocks off the northern tip of Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands. The occupants of the vessel activated their on-board EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), ... More >>

Coastguard rescues man after 4 hours in water overnight

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:19 am | Coastguard

At 2345 hours last night, three Coastguard rescue vessels were tasked to search for a man reported missing in the Manukau Harbour. More >>

Critically damaged ocean racing yacht

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 8:13 am | Coastguard

Coastguard Bluff has responded to the critically damaged ocean racing yacht Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine that struck a submerged object in the Tasman Sea. More >>

Vessel overturns on Kawhia Bar

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 10:29 am | Coastguard

At 6:28am on Thursday 1 December, a 5.3m Haines Hunter vessel heading back over the Kawhia Bar with four people on board logged a bar crossing report with the Coastguard Operations Centre, and was put on a 20 minute watch. More >>

Coastguard response to tragedy on Kaipara Harbour

Sunday, 27 November 2016, 2:46 pm | Coastguard

At 1402 hours yesterday fishing charter vessel Francie, lodged a Bar Crossing Report with Coastguard Radio, stating they were inbound across the Kaipara Bar with 11 people on-board and requested a 60 minute watch. More >>

Volunteers Honoured at National Coastguard Awards

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 1:36 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Volunteers have been recognised at the Coastguard New Zealand Awards of Excellence for outstanding contributions to their communities. The annual awards honour the brave individuals and their units who provide a crucial life-saving service ... More >>

Shipping Industry gala dinner raising money to save lives

Friday, 20 May 2016, 1:56 pm | Coastguard

A dedicated committee of volunteers from the shipping industry are working hard to deliver an event that promises to raise much needed funds for the volunteer-based charity Coastguard Northern Region. The Great New Zealand Shipping Ball, the premier ... More >>

Three rescued after fishing boat hit rocks in Northland

Monday, 11 January 2016, 8:33 am | Coastguard

At 0351 hours this morning a distress was heard on VHF Channel 16 from a 12m long line charter vessel declaring they had hit rocks in the Bay of Islands area. Shortly after contact via VHF Radio was lost with the vessel however an EPIRB signal was ... More >>

Missing man located after a long search

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:29 am | Coastguard

At 00:006 hours this morning Coastguard’s Northern Region Operations Centre was alerted by Police to an urgent situation unfolding at Whangarei Heads. More >>

Coastguard NZ’s Southern Region has new safety system

Monday, 7 September 2015, 2:45 pm | Coastguard

The 16 vessels of Coastguard New Zealand’s Southern Region are now covered by Maritime NZ’s new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). More >>

Volunteers are the Lifeblood of Coastguard

Monday, 22 June 2015, 12:34 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard understands first-hand the invaluable contribution made by volunteers and acknowledges the dedication of those New Zealanders who donate their time to our communities as National Volunteer Week is observed from 21-27 June, 2015. More >>

Coastguard Urges Public to Support MayDay Appeal

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 12:20 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Urges Public to Support MayDay Appeal Coastguard volunteers bring over 7330 people home safely each year. Steve, Terry and Colin were three of those people after a boating accident left them lost at sea in the Firth of Thames for nine hours ... More >>

Day Skipper now available Online

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 4:05 pm | Coastguard

Coastguard Boating Education’s most popular introductory course that focuses on essential boating safety knowledge relevant to all boaties has been developed into an online version. More >>



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