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Record number of councils join No Excuses campaign

Friday, 11 October 2019, 3:44 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A record 18 harbourmasters around the country are taking part in this year’s ‘No Excuses’ campaign, focusing on recreational boaties who don’t carry or wear lifejackets or whose speed on the water is unsafe. More >>

Maritime sector committed to empowering women

Monday, 7 October 2019, 11:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

The maritime industry in NZ is committed to working to empower women in the industry. More >>

Wreckage of light plane found in Tararuas

Monday, 30 September 2019, 1:23 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) has confirmed that wreckage of the light plane missing in the Tararua mountains has been found and, tragically, the two men on board have not survived. More >>

$17,550 fines for giving false information

Friday, 20 September 2019, 9:31 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emile Bulker, gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. More >>

Yachties Rescued off Niue

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:07 am | Maritime New Zealand

Last night, at 6.15 pm New Zealand time, the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) were alerted to a distress call from the vessel Gwendoline 50 nautical miles west of Niue. The yacht was taking on water and sinking after hitting a semi-submerged ... More >>

Two rescued off coast of Niue

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 1:57 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has overseen the rescue of two people from a catamaran that grounded off Niue’s eastern coast. More >>

Recreational boatie to pay $5,050 after causing collision

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 9:51 am | Maritime New Zealand

An Auckland recreational boatie, Andrew Douglas Hutchings, has been ordered to pay $5,050 in fines and emotional harm payments after causing a collision on the Waitematā Harbour. Maritime NZ Northern Regional Compliance Manager, Neil Rowarth, said Mr ... More >>

No oil seen at Three Kings Islands

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 11:12 am | Maritime New Zealand

6 JULY 2019 No oil was seen during today’s reconnaissance flight over the Three Kings Islands to investigate a report of oil in the vicinity. On Monday, a fishing vessel reported oil on fishing gear and a small number of seabirds. The results of ... More >>

Tramper airlifted to safety

Friday, 5 July 2019, 5:07 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) received a signal from a personal locator beacon ( PLB), at 2.31pm this afternoon from a tramper at Outward Bound near Anakiwa, in the Marlborough Sounds. A 59-year old woman with a badly injured ankle required ... More >>

Three Kings Islands – oil not visible in initial aerial view

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 4:01 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s team is continuing to establish information about a small oil spill reported at Three Kings Islands. Initial aerial photos taken by a NZ Defence Force Hercules aircraft on Tuesday over the island didn’t show any visible oil in the ... More >>

Man to be air lifted from fishing vessel at sea

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 12:54 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) received a phone call at 10.10 am this morning from a fishing company advising that a large fishing vessel, 30 miles offshore west of Hokitika (West Coast South Island), had a sick crew member onboard. The onboard ... More >>

Maritime NZ confirms Oil Pollution Levy for 2019-22

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 2:27 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Cabinet has approved the mid-point review of the Oil Pollution Levy (OPL) to reflect updated risk and to ensure Maritime NZ can deliver on the current Marine Oil Spill Readiness and Response Strategy. The OPL funds New Zealand’s maritime oil pollution ... More >>

Four sailors rescued

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 3:08 pm | Maritime New Zealand

16 June 2019 Four sailors have been rescued from their life raft this afternoon having had to abandon their yacht 'the Squander' 90 kilometres East North East of Great Barrier Island. More >>

Two boaties saved after distress beacon activated

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 7:28 pm | Maritime New Zealand

11 June 2019 The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) received alerts from an EPIRB (distress beacon designed for use on vessels) at 1.30 pm today about 50 nautical miles (92 kilometres) East North East of Whangarei Heads. RCCNZ tasked the Auckland ... More >>

Maritime NZ advising jet boaties to check steering systems

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:30 am | Maritime New Zealand

This is a new and important safety message from Maritime NZ to recreational, commercial and racing jet boat operators and owners. More >>

Distress beacons will save lives this long weekend

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:51 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ is reminding trampers, hunters and boaties that a distress beacon could save their life this Queen’s Birthday weekend. More >>

MNZ confirms revised model for Maritime Levys and Fees

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 1:54 pm | Maritime New Zealand

After extensive and extended engagement and consultation with industry stakeholders, Cabinet has approved a revised and fairer approach to funding Maritime NZ that better reflects how the sector should cover the cost of the agency’s regulatory and compliance ... More >>

$30,000 fines and reparation after passenger injured on boat

Friday, 10 May 2019, 3:48 pm | Maritime New Zealand

$30,000 fines and reparation after passenger injured on Auckland Jet boat More >>

High lifejacket wearing rates impress

Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:55 am | Maritime New Zealand

Ninty five percent of boaties had enough lifejackets for everyone on board and 83 percent were wearing them when required, provisional results released today from the ‘No Excuses’ safe boating campaign show. More >>

Important milestone for maritime safety

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 4:37 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Yesterday marked an important milestone in New Zealand’s maritime industry as the last of almost 1200 commercial operators transferred to the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). More >>

 

 

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