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New health and safety guide for mariners

Friday, 24 June 2016, 1:39 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has developed two new publications aimed at increasing maritime operators’ understanding of their health and safety obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015. More >>

97 percent of NZ trade is transported by ship, and going up

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:59 pm | Maritime New Zealand

“The maritime industry is indispensable to New Zealand,” Director of Maritime New Zealand, Keith Manch said today. More >>

Ring-fencing supported as SeaCert submissions flow in

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 2:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has received around 350 submissions on proposed changes to rules on seafarer certification that would allow holders of many older certificates to continue working without transitioning to the new SeaCert system. More >>

Ports of Auckland fined after stevedore injured in fall

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:14 am | Maritime New Zealand

Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has been fined $49,980 and ordered to pay $12,000 in reparations after a stevedore employed by the company fell nearly 3m off the unguarded edge of a hatch lid, leaving him temporarily unconscious and fracturing his elbow. More >>

Search for missing sailor suspended

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 2:30 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has suspended the search for the sailor lost overboard from the yacht Platino on Monday morning, 550km north of New Zealand. More >>

Remaining crew rescued from stricken yacht

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 3:21 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two men and a woman have been rescued from their battered yacht, Platino , around 550 kilometres north of New Zealand by the crew of the container ship Southern Lily . More >>

Container ship joins rescue effort

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 10:01 am | Maritime New Zealand

A container ship is re-routing to assist three people aboard the battered yacht, Platino , 550 kilometres north of New Zealand - after a crewman was lost overboard and another died when hit by rigging yesterday morning. More >>

Search for sailor lost overboard 550km north of NZ

Monday, 13 June 2016, 5:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A search is underway for a sailor lost overboard from a yacht 550km (300 nautical miles) north of New Zealand. More >>

Talley's ordered to pay $94,000 after death of crewman

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 3:38 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Nelson-based fishing company Talley’s Group Ltd has been fined $73,520 and ordered to pay $21,000 in reparations to the family of a crewman decapitated when a broken rope snapped back while hauling in a net full of tuna. More >>

Maritime NZ secures better deal for NZ shippers

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 1:02 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand has successfully lobbied at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for flexibility in introducing new regulations for verifying container weights – and that will benefit our exporters. More >>

One more week to have your say on SeaCert

Monday, 30 May 2016, 4:07 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Nearly 250 seafarers around the country have so far attended public meetings to discuss proposals for changes to SeaCert certification rules. More >>

Delays in calling for help cost lives at sea

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:37 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand is warning professional seafarers and recreational boaties – if in trouble don’t delay, activate your distress beacon or call for help! More >>

New harbourmaster appointed for Port of Taharoa

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 3:46 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand has appointed Captain Jon Jon () Peters as harbourmaster for the Port of Taharoa. More >>

Six-minute search saves two lost fishermen, 480km from land

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 4:08 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two Kiribati fishermen missing for five days in a 4.5m open boat have been found just six minutes into the search of more than 43,000 square kilometers of ocean. More >>

Old salts may have tickets preserved

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:43 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is proposing to make some changes that will preserve some of the romance of the sea by allowing seafarers to continue to use certificates (tickets) with such names as Master Small Home Trade Ship, Master River Ship, and ... More >>

Consultation on proposed changes to seafarer certification

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ wants to hear from seafarers and others in the maritime industry about proposed changes to the SeaCert seafarer certification framework that would make it easier for those with some older certificates to continue working. More >>

New satellite system saves the day (light)

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 1:56 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A new search and rescue satellite system covering New Zealand has only been operating in test mode for three days, but has already enabled the potentially life-saving rescue of an injured tramper in the Tararua Ranges. More >>

Everything done right … except turning comms equipment on

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 12:59 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A helicopter was airborne and a yacht heading to the rescue of a family fishing group in a runabout in trouble on the Firth of Thames this morning – but the group was actually arriving safely back at the boat ramp. More >>

Fines imposed after charter boat damaged by high seas

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 2:41 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Fines totaling more than $16,000 have been imposed after the dolphin-watching charter vessel Dreamweaver was hit and damaged by heavy seas on Auckland Harbour in February 2014, and more than 30 passengers had to be transferred to rescue boats. More >>

Maritime sector gets on board with HSWA

Monday, 4 April 2016, 5:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand is helping maritime operators prepare to meet the requirements of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) that came into force today (4 April 2016). More >>

 

 

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