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Extended ‘No Excuses’ campaign begins

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:35 am | Maritime New Zealand

Today (Friday), Maritime NZ, 13 councils and the Lake Taupo Harbourmaster are starting an extended “No Excuses” campaign for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water. More >>

Skippers can be fined and prosecuted for no lifejackets

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:12 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is urging skippers of all recreational boats, no matter how big or small, to “check your lifejackets”. More >>

Save your life this Labour Weekend, check the forecast

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 9:04 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is reminding boaties heading out on the water this Labour Weekend that checking the marine weather forecast could save their lives. Fifty eight percent of Kiwi boaties say they check the marine forecast ‘every time’ prior to heading ... More >>

New research: Boaties behaving more safely!

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:06 am | Maritime New Zealand

New research released today shows recreational boaties are behaving more safely but Maritime NZ is warning them not to slip up on their good work this summer. More >>

Safer Boating Week launches with a warning

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:30 pm | Maritime New Zealand

There have been only three boating fatalities this year for 2018 – almost an all-time low - but already Maritime NZ is warning boaties not to become part of the usual “statistic spike” this summer. More >>

Educational workshops for boat fishermen being held in Niue

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:02 am | Maritime New Zealand

Keeping lifejackets in seaworthy condition is one focus of workshops being held for fishers in Niue this week. More >>

Cruise ship L’Austral grounding – fines total $100,000

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 2:38 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A French cruise company and ship’s Master have been fined $70,000 and $30,000 respectively for endangering human life and entering a prohibited zone following an incident in the remote New Zealand Subantarctic islands. More >>

Campaign improving commercial fishing safety

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 9:52 am | Maritime New Zealand

Sixty percent of fishing crew who have seen Maritime NZ’s and NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen’s safety campaign are making changes to improve safety. More >>

Community service for boatie who collided with ferry

Monday, 24 September 2018, 10:13 am | Maritime New Zealand

24 September 2018 An Auckland recreational boatie, Grant Reginald McCutcheon, has been ordered to complete 120 hours community service after his boat collided with a Fullers Group ferry on the Waitematā Harbour. More >>

Maritime NZ marks World Maritime Day

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 9:37 am | Maritime New Zealand

Improving maritime safety in the Pacific is in the spotlight at an event being held in Auckland today (19 Sept) to celebrate World Maritime Day. More >>

Fatigue led to capsize of fishing ship and $27,200 fine

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 9:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

Crew fatigue led to the grounding and loss of commercial fishing vessel Jan and its owner, Wild Fish (NZ) Limited, being fined $27,200 following prosecution by Maritime NZ. More >>

Three helicopters have rescued Australian climber

Friday, 3 August 2018, 4:47 pm | Maritime New Zealand

3 August 2018 Australian climber Terry Harch is on his way to Dunedin hospital after being helicoptered out by Southern Lakes Helicopters today in what the pilot termed “a snatch and grab” at around 4pm. More >>

Australian climber to be rescued today

Friday, 3 August 2018, 9:20 am | Maritime New Zealand

Seven days after he went to climb Mt Aspiring, the 29 year old Australian climber is booked on a helicopter flight off the mountain today, along with the four Wanaka Alpine Rescue Crew who looked after him last night. More >>

Australian climber found alive on Mt Aspiring tonight

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 8:07 pm | Maritime New Zealand

2 August 2018 A 29 year old Australian man has been found alive “with slight frostbite” on Mt Aspiring, despite terrible weather and temperatures that have plummeted well below zero for the past two nights. More >>

Search continues for Australian climber

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 9:21 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ are still waiting for low cloud to lift to reach the missing Australian climber on Mt Aspiring. More >>

Fatal accident leads to changes for large recreational boats

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 10:27 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is making changes to safety requirements for recreational vessels leaving New Zealand ports for overseas, and for other recreational vessels in New Zealand waters. More >>

Boatie ordered to pay $17,500 after running over diver

Monday, 23 July 2018, 2:55 pm | Maritime New Zealand

23 July 2018 An Auckland boatie, Carl Allan Whiteman, has been ordered to pay $17,500 in reparation after seriously injuring a diver who he ran over in the water. More >>

RCCNZ coordinating search for missing helicopter

Saturday, 21 July 2018, 5:48 pm | Maritime New Zealand

21 July 2018 Rescue Coordination Centre NZ is overseeing the search for an overdue helicopter with one person on board at Lake Wanaka. The search commenced at 1.23 pm when RCCNZ received notification from a helicopter company that one of its Robinson ... More >>

Francie sinking underscores importance of lifejackets

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 11:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

The sinking of the commercial charter vessel, Francie , provides a tragic illustration of the importance of lifejackets and the crucial decisions a skipper has to make. More >>

Five taken to hospital following helicopter crash

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:15 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ coordinated the response to a commercial helicopter that crashed with five people on board 35 kilometres North-East of Waiouru this morning. More >>



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