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Educational workshops for canoe fishermen being held in Niue

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:10 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Traditional canoe fishermen in Niue will be provided with tips and tools for survival at sea this month, through workshops delivered by New Zealand’s Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP). The PMSP delivers maritime safety initiatives throughout ... More >>

Not keeping proper look-out – collision on Waitematā Harbour

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 3:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

In a second, unrelated, case less than a week apart, another skipper has admitted not keeping proper look-out and has been fined. More >>

No proper look-out – fishing boat grounded and lost

Friday, 11 May 2018, 2:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The fishing boat Lady Sarah ran aground on Kaitorete Spit near the entrance to Lake Ellesmere because no one was keeping proper look-out and no one was in the wheelhouse. More >>

Maritime NZ welcomes prosecution of intoxicated boaties

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 11:43 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has welcomed Marlborough District Council’s prosecution of two intoxicated boaties. More >>

New Zealand support for emergency response in Fiji

Monday, 30 April 2018, 9:55 am | Maritime New Zealand

Emergency response vessels and training provided by New Zealand to Fiji are proving their worth in the wake of two tropical cyclones that hit the island nation this month. More >>

Call for duck hunters to stay safe

Friday, 27 April 2018, 11:07 am | Maritime New Zealand

Shooting ducks from dinghies and other boats can be a dangerous past-time – and with the new season about to start hunters are reminded to wear lifejackets and take communication devices with them on the water. More >>

Salvation shows the value of float-free EPIRBs

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 4:19 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ organised the rescue of four lucky fishermen whose catamaran CFV Salvation capsized at 3 am this morning in large swells, 25 nautical miles North East of American Samoa. More >>

Yachtie convicted for sailing despite conditions

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:44 am | Maritime New Zealand

A boatie who sailed a yacht in an unsafe condition from Wellington to Westport has been sentenced to community detention, after ignoring conditions imposed by Maritime NZ that the vessel could not be operated outside Wellington Harbour. More >>

When ships collide on Waitematā Harbour: Exercise Paihere

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 3:27 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ will be leading a maritime response exercise, Exercise Paihere, on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour on April 17-19. More >>

Power boat skipper fined for collision

Friday, 13 April 2018, 9:45 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a power boat that ran into a recreational fishing vessel, causing it to capsize, has been convicted and fined $5200 in the Auckland District Court. More >>

Lessons from Wahine sinking make shipping safer

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:56 am | Maritime New Zealand

As we reflect on the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster in modern times, the sinking of TEV Wahine on 10 April 1968 and the loss of 53 lives, we can see that lessons from that tragedy make shipping safer today. More >>

‘Roaring’ hunters reminded to take distress beacons

Friday, 6 April 2018, 9:33 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is reminding hunters heading out for the ‘roar’ that a registered distress beacon could save their life following two rescues this week. RCCNZ organised the rescue of two hunters who were bluffed on the West Coast, ... More >>

Distress beacon saves canoeist

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 8:41 am | Maritime New Zealand

A 57-year-old canoeist had a narrow escape last night thanks to the personal locator beacon he was carrying when paddling off a Northland beach. More >>

Passenger’s back broken on high speed tourist vessel

Monday, 19 March 2018, 12:19 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Seafort Holdings Limited and its sole director and shareholder, Richard John Prentice, have been ordered to pay fines and reparations totalling more than $93,000 after a 60-year-old passenger, Raewyn Russell, had her back broken when the company’s ... More >>

Injury in the mountains and no way to call for help

Friday, 9 March 2018, 3:11 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Distress beacons save lives is the lesson after the chance rescue of an injured solo tramper in Mount Aspiring National Park last night. More >>

‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:40 pm | Maritime New Zealand

14 February 2018 Wellington’s ‘No Excuses’ team is on the harbour checking boaties’ speed and lifejackets as part of the nationwide campaign. More >>

Float-free distress beacons compulsory for fishing vessels

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:24 am | Maritime New Zealand

14 February 2018 ‘Float-free’ distress beacons will soon become compulsory for commercial fishing vessels to improve safety in the sector. More >>

Maritime NZ helps protect Poor Knights marine reserve

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 10:40 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is helping protect our marine environment with a campaign against ships encroaching into the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve off Northland. More >>

Distress beacon saves farmer and dogs from bull attack

Friday, 2 February 2018, 12:34 pm | Maritime New Zealand

An injured Hawkes Bay farmer and his dogs have been saved from a bull attack by a PLB distress beacon and a helmet. More >>

Kiribati ferry: Aerial search suspended

Friday, 2 February 2018, 9:52 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) Acting Manager Kevin Banaghan said the four search aircraft from New Zealand, Australia and the United States will return to their countries. More >>



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