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RCCNZ coordinates rescue after crash at take-off

Monday, 29 June 2015, 9:51 am | Maritime New Zealand

A pilot and two hunters, injured during a helicopter crash at take-off near the Poerua Glacier, north of Franz Josef, were rescued around midday. More >>

New safety system timely in boosting awareness

Friday, 26 June 2015, 11:11 am | Maritime New Zealand

26 June 2015: 10.30am The introduction of a new maritime safety system is boosting awareness of risk management in the commercial fishing sector, Maritime New Zealand Director Keith Manch believes. More >>

Quick rescue for Nelson College student

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 11:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

A year 12 Nelson College student with a dislocated knee was in Nelson Hospital this morning within an hour of the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) receiving a distress beacon activation. The activation from the school’s registered personal ... More >>

Dramatic rescue from flaming yacht

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 12:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two New Zealand sailors and their Mexican skipper have been rescued from a liferaft 280km south of Niue after their yacht caught fire just after midnight last night. The 15m United States registered yacht SV Sunny Deck was travelling from Rarotonga ... More >>

Milestone in NZ's drive for ship-based crane safety

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 2:38 pm | Maritime New Zealand

After more than eight years work, member states have agreed there is a need for an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention covering onboard lifting appliances – cranes, loose gear and winches. More >>

Maritime Union notes guilty plea following port death

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 3:23 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has noted the guilty plea of the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to charges laid by Worksafe following the death of port worker Brad Fletcher in August 2014. More >>

Dive operator sentenced after propeller death

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 5:25 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Whangarei diving company The Dive Spot Limited has been fined $50,000 and co-director and skipper Mark Andrew Barnes fined $25,000 after the death of diver Bruce Porter on 7 February 2014. More >>

Double success in Pacific island searches

Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:49 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A man and his six-year-old nephew, missing overnight in a 5m aluminium boat, have been found 70km north west of Manihiki Atoll in the northern Cook Islands by the crew of an RNZAF P3 Orion re-routed after originally being dispatched to search for ... More >>

Dumped beacons cost time, money - and put lives at risk

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 11:09 am | Maritime New Zealand

Irresponsibly dumped distress beacons are wasting tens of thousands of dollars and risking lives, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) says. More >>

Beacon no Boo Boo for trapped trampers

Friday, 22 May 2015, 2:55 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two beacon activations saved the day yesterday for trampers in tricky situations on the South Island’s West Coast, as the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) facilitated effective rescues. More >>

Talleys sentence sends strong message after death

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 4:53 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Talleys Group Ltd has been fined $48,000 and ordered to pay $35,000 in reparation to the family of a crewman killed after falling nearly 7m on the vessel Capt MJ Souza in Nelson in May 2012. More >>

Boating toll fails to match low road toll

Wednesday, 8 April 2015, 2:44 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Easter weekend has marked a tragic end to the summer boating season with four people missing following recreational boating accidents. Two men on a fishing trip in a 5.7m runabout are thought to have capsized on the Port Waikato bar on Monday, and ... More >>

Sentencing of Master with excess breath alcohol

Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The prosecution of a ship’s Master with five times the legal breath alcohol limit has been welcomed by Maritime New Zealand. More >>

Ports of Auckland Ltd fined after injury to stevedore

Friday, 20 March 2015, 12:49 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has been fined $55,000 and ordered to pay $25,000 in reparation to a stevedore who suffered serious injuries unloading a container ship at the port in January 2014. More >>

Missing helicopter found crashed near Queenstown

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 5:32 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The wreckage of a helicopter reported overdue in the Queenstown area has been found in Lochy River basin. More >>

Maritime Union members ratify employment agreement

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 8:47 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime Union members at the Ports of Auckland Limited have ratified a proposed agreement with their employer. More >>

Ice-bound fishing vessel reaches open water in Antarctica

Monday, 16 February 2015, 5:07 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain has now reached open water in Antarctica and rendezvoused with New Zealand fishing boat Janas , around 40 nautical miles (75km) clear of the ice. More >>

Ice-bound fishing vessel close to open water in Antarctica

Monday, 16 February 2015, 1:11 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain , freed from ice in Antarctica, is now close to open sea, but continues to be escorted by the United States Coast Guard icebreaker CG Polar Star as it travels under its own power through light ice. More >>

Ice-bound fishing vessel now being towed to open water

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 10:41 am | Maritime New Zealand

The United States Coast Guard icebreaker CG Polar Star is now towing the Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain to open water in Antarctica. More >>

Help on scene for ice-bound fishing boat in Antarctica

Saturday, 14 February 2015, 10:20 am | Maritime New Zealand

The United States Coast Guard icebreaker CG Polar Star is now on scene of the area where the Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain is trapped by ice in Antarctica. More >>

 

 

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