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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 >>

Rena statutory notices withdrawn

Monday, 4 April 2016, 12:13 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Director of Maritime NZ has withdrawn two statutory notices relating to the wreck of the MV Rena, issued after the vessel grounded on the Astrolabe Reef on 5 October 2011. More >>

Maritime NZ buoyant among top five public sector agencies

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 3:23 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand has been rated fourth highest for public sector reputation in the most comprehensive research of its kind in New Zealand. More >>

Review finds “sound framework” in place for management

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:49 am | Maritime New Zealand

A review of coastal navigation safety by Maritime NZ has found that there is a sound framework in place to manage the movement of ships around the New Zealand coast, with measures in place to assess risk and adjust safety measures if required. More >>

Injured woman rescued from Urewera National Park

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 2:32 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A 60-year-old Auckland woman with serious injuries has been flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital after a distress beacon was activated in the southern Urewera National Park at around 11am this morning. More >>

Crashed glider found

Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 11:15 am | Maritime New Zealand

Searchers have found the wreckage of the glider that went missing after taking off from Omarama yesterday at 1pm. More >>

Search For Missing Glider

Sunday, 7 February 2016, 3:15 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is coordinating the search for a glider missing from Omarama. The glider was self-launched using a small motor at 1pm yesterday and was reported missing by Omarama Gliding at 8.20pm. A search was ... More >>

10,000 more distress beacons

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:11 am | Maritime New Zealand

The number of registered distress beacons in New Zealand increased sharply by 20 per cent in 2015 (up 10,027 from 49,785 in December 2014 to 59,812 in December 2015). More >>

More recreational boaties wearing lifejackets

Tuesday, 12 January 2016, 10:27 am | Maritime New Zealand

In good news for boating safety, more recreational boaties are wearing lifejackets the entire time they are on the water. More >>

Beacons lead to quick rescues for trampers

Monday, 11 January 2016, 4:21 pm | Maritime New Zealand

11 January 2016 Two trampers have been rescued without delay today thanks to beacons. A 32-year-old German tramper was picked up by the Rotorua rescue helicopter after injuring his ankle while tramping inland from East Cape this morning. This afternoon ... More >>

Late night rescue for mountaineer

Monday, 11 January 2016, 9:47 am | Maritime New Zealand

A 64-year-old English solo mountaineer was rescued from the western slopes of Mt Mabel, 7km south of Aoraki Mt Cook, at around 11pm last night after slipping on snow and injuring a leg on rocks. More >>

Christmas beacon saves day for cyclists

Friday, 8 January 2016, 1:13 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A distress beacon received as a gift for Christmas saved two cyclists lost in Pureora Forest Park near Taupo from a second night in the open when it was activated late yesterday afternoon. The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) received the beacon ... More >>

RCCNZ continues work 24/7

Thursday, 24 December 2015, 3:00 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) continues working fully staffed 24/7 over the Christmas and New Year holidays. More >>

Settlement ends court process over rowing accident

Friday, 18 December 2015, 1:58 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Otago Boys High School and rowing coach Fred Strachan have accepted full responsibility for an accident in October last year in which two 14-year-old pupils were seriously injured when a support boat collided with a rowing eight on Otago harbour. More >>

Kayak fisherman wins video competition

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 2:43 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Taranaki fisherman Glenn Hooper is the winner of the Big Angry Fish/Maritime NZ life jacket video competition, for his quirky piece capturing him and friend Logan fishing from their kayaks. More >>

New guidelines follow concerns about inflatable lifejackets

Monday, 14 December 2015, 10:27 am | Maritime New Zealand

Concerns that some inflatable lifejackets failed because they had not been serviced, and boaties were getting unclear information, have led to new, national guidelines for safer use of inflatable lifejackets. More >>

Hundreds of thousands use marine forecast apps

Friday, 4 December 2015, 10:35 am | Maritime New Zealand

The “MetService Marine” smartphone app is now being used on average 235,513 times a month – this is more than double last year’s rate of 112,852 times a month. More >>

 

 

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