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Fatigue led to capsize of fishing ship and $27,200 fine

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

Crew fatigue led to the grounding and loss of commercial fishing vessel Jan and its owner, Wild Fish (NZ) Limited, being fined $27,200 following prosecution by Maritime NZ. More >>

Three helicopters have rescued Australian climber

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:47 pm | Maritime New Zealand

3 August 2018 Australian climber Terry Harch is on his way to Dunedin hospital after being helicoptered out by Southern Lakes Helicopters today in what the pilot termed “a snatch and grab” at around 4pm. More >>

Australian climber to be rescued today

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:20 am | Maritime New Zealand

Seven days after he went to climb Mt Aspiring, the 29 year old Australian climber is booked on a helicopter flight off the mountain today, along with the four Wanaka Alpine Rescue Crew who looked after him last night. More >>

Australian climber found alive on Mt Aspiring tonight

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 8:07 pm | Maritime New Zealand

2 August 2018 A 29 year old Australian man has been found alive “with slight frostbite” on Mt Aspiring, despite terrible weather and temperatures that have plummeted well below zero for the past two nights. More >>

Search continues for Australian climber

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 9:21 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ are still waiting for low cloud to lift to reach the missing Australian climber on Mt Aspiring. More >>

Fatal accident leads to changes for large recreational boats

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:27 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is making changes to safety requirements for recreational vessels leaving New Zealand ports for overseas, and for other recreational vessels in New Zealand waters. More >>

Boatie ordered to pay $17,500 after running over diver

Monday, 23 July 2018, 2:55 pm | Maritime New Zealand

23 July 2018 An Auckland boatie, Carl Allan Whiteman, has been ordered to pay $17,500 in reparation after seriously injuring a diver who he ran over in the water. More >>

RCCNZ coordinating search for missing helicopter

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 5:48 pm | Maritime New Zealand

21 July 2018 Rescue Coordination Centre NZ is overseeing the search for an overdue helicopter with one person on board at Lake Wanaka. The search commenced at 1.23 pm when RCCNZ received notification from a helicopter company that one of its Robinson ... More >>

Francie sinking underscores importance of lifejackets

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

The sinking of the commercial charter vessel, Francie , provides a tragic illustration of the importance of lifejackets and the crucial decisions a skipper has to make. More >>

Five taken to hospital following helicopter crash

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:15 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ coordinated the response to a commercial helicopter that crashed with five people on board 35 kilometres North-East of Waiouru this morning. More >>

Educational workshops for canoe fishermen being held in Niue

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:10 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Traditional canoe fishermen in Niue will be provided with tips and tools for survival at sea this month, through workshops delivered by New Zealand’s Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP). The PMSP delivers maritime safety initiatives throughout ... More >>

Not keeping proper look-out – collision on Waitematā Harbour

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 3:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

In a second, unrelated, case less than a week apart, another skipper has admitted not keeping proper look-out and has been fined. More >>

No proper look-out – fishing boat grounded and lost

Friday, 11 May 2018, 2:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The fishing boat Lady Sarah ran aground on Kaitorete Spit near the entrance to Lake Ellesmere because no one was keeping proper look-out and no one was in the wheelhouse. More >>

Maritime NZ welcomes prosecution of intoxicated boaties

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 11:43 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has welcomed Marlborough District Council’s prosecution of two intoxicated boaties. More >>

New Zealand support for emergency response in Fiji

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:55 am | Maritime New Zealand

Emergency response vessels and training provided by New Zealand to Fiji are proving their worth in the wake of two tropical cyclones that hit the island nation this month. More >>

Call for duck hunters to stay safe

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:07 am | Maritime New Zealand

Shooting ducks from dinghies and other boats can be a dangerous past-time – and with the new season about to start hunters are reminded to wear lifejackets and take communication devices with them on the water. More >>

Salvation shows the value of float-free EPIRBs

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:19 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ organised the rescue of four lucky fishermen whose catamaran CFV Salvation capsized at 3 am this morning in large swells, 25 nautical miles North East of American Samoa. More >>

Yachtie convicted for sailing despite conditions

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:44 am | Maritime New Zealand

A boatie who sailed a yacht in an unsafe condition from Wellington to Westport has been sentenced to community detention, after ignoring conditions imposed by Maritime NZ that the vessel could not be operated outside Wellington Harbour. More >>

When ships collide on Waitematā Harbour: Exercise Paihere

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 3:27 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ will be leading a maritime response exercise, Exercise Paihere, on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour on April 17-19. More >>

Power boat skipper fined for collision

Friday, 13 April 2018, 9:45 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a power boat that ran into a recreational fishing vessel, causing it to capsize, has been convicted and fined $5200 in the Auckland District Court. More >>



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