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‘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 >>

Kiribati authorities confirm more than 80 on sunken ferry

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 1:09 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Kiribati authorities have confirmed that about 80 passengers plus crew of likely about five were on the ferry Butiraoi that sank on January 18. More >>

Australian and US aircraft join search for Kiribati ferry

Monday, 29 January 2018, 4:22 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Aircraft from Australia and the US Coast Guard will join the search for the missing Kiribati ferry MV Butiraoi that had an estimated 50 people on-board. Rescue Coordination Centre NZ and the Royal New Zealand Air Force continue to assist the Rescue Coordination ... More >>

Fishing vessel on way to dinghy

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 2:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

28 January 2018 (1.45pm) The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand says a fishing vessel has been diverted to pick up seven people found adrift in a dinghy this morning during the search for the missing Kiribati ferry. More >>

Ferry search resumes at daylight

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 10:36 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand has provided a detailed search area for the P3 Orion crew and local personnel, who will resume searching for the missing Kiribati ferry at daylight. More >>

RCCNZ assists search for Kiribati ferry

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:37 am | Maritime New Zealand

27 January 2018 (8.30am) The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand is assisting the Fiji rescue services in searching for an inter-island ferry overdue in Kiribati with an estimated 50 on-board. More >>

Skipper ordered to pay $130,000

Friday, 26 January 2018, 9:54 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a recreational boat that collided with a rocky outcrop in the Coromandel has been ordered to pay a total of almost $130,000 in reparations to three victims on board. More >>

Maritime NZ’s innovative lifejacket campaign wins award

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 10:54 am | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand’s lifejacket campaign has recently won Maritime NZ and advertising agency FCB Media a gold global award at the International Festival of Media Awards in New York. The award was for “Virtual Coastwatch” and Best Use of Technology. More >>

Speed gun trial catches too many boaties speeding

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 10:47 am | Maritime New Zealand

A trial of on the water laser speed guns is showing too many boaties, at least in Marlborough, are breaking speeding rules. More >>

Auckland joins “No Excuses” campaign for no lifejackets

Friday, 22 December 2017, 8:57 am | Maritime New Zealand

Auckland Harbourmaster staff have had an already busy start to summer monitoring recreational boating and compliance on the water, and are now enjoying the opportunity to work with Maritime NZ on the “No Excuses” campaign. More >>

19 recreational boaties die so far in 2017

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 9:32 am | Maritime New Zealand

20 December 2017 So far this year 19 people have died in recreational boating accidents, and Maritime NZ does not want that number to increase over the Christmas holidays. More >>

Niue leads the way in maritime safety training

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 2:51 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The first Pacific maritime safety training course of its kind has been completed in Niue, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and Maritime New Zealand, working in partnership with Coastguard New Zealand. More >>

Fine for vessel survey breaches

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 2:05 pm | Maritime New Zealand

After a vessel was surveyed in 2015 by a man who was not a certified surveyor, the Auckland District Court has fined Auckland-based company Maritime Management Services (MMS) $4,000 and imposed $600 costs on a Taupo man who contracted to MMS. MMS and ... More >>

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 >>



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