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Distress beacons save lives - two yacht rescues completed

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 11:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Both solo-yachtsman whose vessels were badly damaged north of New Zealand at the weekend have been rescued successfully because they had distress beacons. Weather conditions had been bad, with winds up to 50 knots and five metre waves. Rescue Coordination ... More >>

Second yacht rescue underway

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 12:19 pm | Maritime New Zealand

18 November 2017 A rescue operation is underway for a second yacht in distress north of New Zealand. The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is in contact with a Norwegian yachtsman whose damaged yacht, Ilanga, is in 50 knot winds and very ... More >>

Kiwi yachtsman found in life-raft

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 2:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Kiwi yachtsman found in life-raft 18 November 2017 A New Zealand yachtsman has been found in a life raft 90 nautical miles east of Norfolk Island. Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand has been coordinating the search for the yachtsman since 6.15 ... More >>

Light-Hearted Safety Video Packs Serious Message for Boaties

Friday, 17 November 2017, 12:44 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Move over Air New Zealand, the Big Angry Fish Boys Milan and Nathan have made their own ‘BIG’ safety video in time for the busy summer boating season. More >>

Summer’s coming - keep on wearing lifejackets

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:51 am | Maritime New Zealand

With summer approaching, research published today confirms that boaties are doing well and heeding messages to wear lifejackets, though more should have waterproof ways to call for help. More >>

Many boaties neglect to check the weather!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:41 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Almost 30 percent of boaties seldom or never check marine weather forecasts before going on the water, and Maritime NZ and MetService want to get that number down. More >>

“If you can’t call for help, we can’t rescue you”

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 9:23 am | Maritime New Zealand

“If you can’t call for help, we can’t rescue you” – Safer Boating Week’s important new message More >>

Global search and rescue leaders meet in Wellington

Monday, 2 October 2017, 2:57 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Search and rescue (SAR) leaders from 22 countries meet in Wellington this week to build ties and discuss how they work together. More >>

Skipper fined for waka capsize

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:33 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a ceremonial waka, which capsized on Whakatane River bar in January last year, has been convicted and fined $1350 for putting his five crew in unnecessary danger. More >>

First search and rescue vessel for Niue

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:02 pm | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand is providing Niue with its first dedicated search and rescue (SAR) vessel, with sea trials underway this week in Lyttelton. The vessel is being provided as part of the second phase of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Pacific ... More >>

Convention to protect New Zealand ports and waters

Monday, 11 September 2017, 11:24 am | Maritime New Zealand

Keeping New Zealand waters and ports free of ecological pests and diseases is the purpose of new maritime laws that have come into force. More >>

Wrecked boaties lucky to be alive

Friday, 1 September 2017, 3:17 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two very lucky boaties have been rescued from Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds where they were stranded after their 10 metre launch was wrecked on rocks. More >>

RCCNZ saves family off reef

Monday, 28 August 2017, 10:35 am | Maritime New Zealand

A British family were saved off a reef south-east of Niue overnight when their 15 metre catamaran ran aground in heavy seas. More >>

Captain’s alcohol conviction a strong warning

Monday, 7 August 2017, 3:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Northern Regional Manager, Neil Rowarth, said today’s (August 7) alcohol conviction of a cargo ship’s master is a strong warning and reminder to seafarers: “Safety is paramount, if you are over the alcohol limit you will be ... More >>

Manslaughter conviction a tragic reminder for boaties

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Manslaughter conviction a tragic reminder for boaties 03 August 2017 Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, said a manslaughter conviction today sends a strong and tragic reminder to recreational boaties to follow all basic safety practices when ... More >>

Effort to recreational boating fatalities continues

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 9:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

26 July 2017 While more and more Kiwis take to the water in recreational craft (more than 1.4 million last summer) the number of recreational boating fatalities has not increased. More >>

Rescue beacon saves snow-bound skiers

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two skiers rescued off Mount Aspiring this morning did all the right things when snowed in last night. More >>

New search and rescue arrangement with Chile

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:44 am | Maritime New Zealand

20 July 2017 A new arrangement was signed today between New Zealand and the Republic of Chile, which aims to ensure collaboration and assistance between both countries for improved search and rescue coordination in their regions. More >>

5000 ring-fenced – only two months to go

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 12:48 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is saving up to 200 ‘tickets’ each week as the 1 September deadline for ring-fencing approaches. More than 5000 seafarers have ring-fenced their older and legacy certificates so they can keep using them to work. “We’re in the home ... More >>

Be alert to “dangerous wrecks” and much more!

Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ will take over responsibility for issuing maritime navigational warnings to countries and vessels in the wider south west Pacific from mid-day today (Friday June 30). More >>



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