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Fullers pays $130,000 after collision with wharf

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Auckland ferry company, Fullers Group, has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $90,000 after passengers were injured when the Auckland ferry Kea collided with Victoria wharf at Devonport on 17 February 2015. More >>

US Coast Guard saves lives en-route to Honolulu

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

Just a day after taking part in a multi-national rescue drill over Auckland Harbour, the crew of a US Coast Guard C-130 Hercules has helped save six Tongan fishermen while en-route home to Honolulu. More >>

Dramatic search and ‘rescue’ in Auckland Harbour

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:06 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A dramatic search and rescue demonstration will take place on Auckland Harbour from 2.30 pm tomorrow (Wednesday), involving a US Coastguard plane, a rescue helicopter winching people from the water and flares. More >>

Emergency details needed for rescue beacons

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:37 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Search and rescue helicopter crews had only a signal location for each incident when responding to two separate rescue beacon alerts from South Island mountains yesterday afternoon. More >>

Preparation saves lives

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:34 am | Maritime New Zealand

‘Prep, check, know’ to save your life if you’re heading out on the world’s biggest ocean, say experts attending the Pacific Search and Rescue (SAR) conference in Auckland (22-26 May). More >>

Pacific leaders strengthen search and rescue

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Pacific search and rescue leaders are meeting in Auckland (May 22-26) to strengthen search and rescue (SAR) across the region and save lives. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch, who opens the conference on Monday, says it’s the first time New Zealand ... More >>

Consultation: Ships in polar waters and other rules

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 1:21 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new code for ships in polar waters, and made other changes to improve safety of ships, crew, and the environment. More >>

MNZ Consultation closes Sunday

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:20 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Consultation closes Sunday (May 14) on changes to six maritime rules, including one that would make automatic “float-free” emergency position- indicating radio beacons, EPIRB distress beacons, compulsory for more commercial fishing boats. More >>

Fisherman waving his paddles from life-raft

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 8:54 pm | Maritime New Zealand

25 April, 2017 3pm A man has been found in the middle of the Pacific Ocean waving his paddles from a life-raft, in a search coordinated by the Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand. RCCNZ Mission Coordinator Conrad Reynecke says a New Zealand ... More >>

Polish yachtie rescued by cargo ship

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 2:25 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Polish round-the-world yachtsman whose yacht Regina R suffered steering failure on Thursday 2,700 kms east of New Zealand has been rescued by cargo ship the Key Opus and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in an operation overseen by Rescue ... More >>

Straitsman first vessel certified under MLC

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Cook Strait passenger ferry the Straitsman is the first New Zealand ship to be certified under the international Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). More >>

Excellent lifejacket compliance – keep it up at Easter

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:56 am | Maritime New Zealand

13 April 2017 Initial results from a new national on-the-water survey show 96 percent of boaties are following the lifejacket rules, and the Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, is urging boaties to keep up the good work at Easter. More >>

Consultation: Compulsory “float-free” distress beacons?

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 1:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

12 April 2017 Consultation begins tomorrow (April 13) on changes to six maritime rules, including one that would make automatic “float-free” emergency position-indicating radio beacons, EPIRB distress beacons, compulsory for more commercial fishing boats. More >>

NZ to protect seafarers’ safety and wellbeing

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:06 pm | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand will start enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) on 9 March – a move that will protect domestic and international seafarers and improve their safety and wellbeing onboard foreign-flagged and New Zealand ships. More >>

Cruise ship comes to rescue of sinking boat

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:19 pm | Maritime New Zealand

4 February 2017 (5:00pm) The crew of a cruise ship saved six men from a leaky Tongan fishing boat this afternoon, who had not had water for three days. More >>

Antarctic medical evacuation underway

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 11:19 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is co-ordinating the urgent medevac of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a suspected stroke on the cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning. More >>

Learning From the Rena Grounding

Friday, 27 January 2017, 9:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

School students this year can learn from New Zealand’s most significant maritime pollution emergency, the grounding of MV Rena . More >>

Laugh, but out on the water ‘Nobody’s faster than disaster’

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:02 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Today, Maritime NZ has launched the first of three quirky videos aimed at getting ‘bullet-proof’ young men, who have never had an accident, and reckon they never will, to realize “Nobody’s faster than disaster” and actually plan for the ... More >>

Sea lion wound prompts medevac from Auckland Islands

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:30 am | Maritime New Zealand

A rescue helicopter is flying 400 km to the Auckland Islands on an urgent mission to medevac a woman injured by a sea lion pup. More >>

Rescue beacon alerts top 450

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 10:14 am | Maritime New Zealand

A woman climber sustaining severe head injuries on Christmas Day, and a motor boat stuck on a sandbar off Foxton Beach, were among the more than 450 rescue beacon incidents for 2016. More >>



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