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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 >>

70-year-old solo sailor rescued after head injury

Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 3:34 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A 70-year-old solo sailor has been rescued from his 10m yacht 20 km off the Wairarapa coast after being struck on the head by the vessel’s boom. More >>

Long-distance medical evacuation from cruise ship

Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:45 pm | Maritime New Zealand

An 86-year-old British woman with a serious medical condition has been evacuated from the cruise ship Astor, 270km (145 nautical miles) north east of Great Barrier Island. More >>

359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Maritime Operations Centre has already this year received 359 emergency VHF radio calls from recreational boaties. More >>

Tragic disappearance highlights need to wear lifejackets

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:45 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The tragic disappearance of a man crab fishing at Uretiti Beach in Northland highlights the importance of wearing lifejackets. More >>

Maritime NZ consulting on fees and Maritime Levy

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:53 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is consulting on proposed changes to fees and the Maritime Levy identified as part of a review of funding of the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) and Seafarer Certification system (SeaCert). More >>

Recreational boating skippers can be prosecuted

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 2:28 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Every recreational boat, no matter how big or small, has a skipper. The skipper is legally responsible for the safety of their boat and all on board, and can be prosecuted for breaching safety rules. More >>

DOC becomes largest fleet in new maritime safety system

Friday, 6 November 2015, 12:17 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has become the single largest vessel operator in the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) introduced last year by Maritime New Zealand, with 84 vessels covered by its new MOSS operator certificate. More >>

Entries called for lifejacket video competition

Monday, 2 November 2015, 5:00 pm | Maritime New Zealand

With the recreational boating season now underway, why not get out on the water get videoing. More >>

Construction complete on new satellite receiving station

Friday, 30 October 2015, 1:14 pm | Maritime New Zealand

An aerial view of Maritime NZ’s new satellite receiving station between Rotorua and Taupo. More >>



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