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Polish yachtie rescued by cargo ship

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 2:25 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Polish round-the-world yachtsman whose yacht Regina R suffered steering failure on Thursday 2,700 kms east of New Zealand has been rescued by cargo ship the Key Opus and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in an operation overseen by Rescue ... More >>

Straitsman first vessel certified under MLC

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Cook Strait passenger ferry the Straitsman is the first New Zealand ship to be certified under the international Maritime Labour Convention (MLC). More >>

Excellent lifejacket compliance – keep it up at Easter

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:56 am | Maritime New Zealand

13 April 2017 Initial results from a new national on-the-water survey show 96 percent of boaties are following the lifejacket rules, and the Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, is urging boaties to keep up the good work at Easter. More >>

Consultation: Compulsory “float-free” distress beacons?

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 1:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

12 April 2017 Consultation begins tomorrow (April 13) on changes to six maritime rules, including one that would make automatic “float-free” emergency position-indicating radio beacons, EPIRB distress beacons, compulsory for more commercial fishing boats. More >>

NZ to protect seafarers’ safety and wellbeing

Friday, 17 February 2017, 2:06 pm | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand will start enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) on 9 March – a move that will protect domestic and international seafarers and improve their safety and wellbeing onboard foreign-flagged and New Zealand ships. More >>

Cruise ship comes to rescue of sinking boat

Saturday, 4 February 2017, 8:19 pm | Maritime New Zealand

4 February 2017 (5:00pm) The crew of a cruise ship saved six men from a leaky Tongan fishing boat this afternoon, who had not had water for three days. More >>

Antarctic medical evacuation underway

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 11:19 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is co-ordinating the urgent medevac of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a suspected stroke on the cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning. More >>

Learning From the Rena Grounding

Friday, 27 January 2017, 9:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

School students this year can learn from New Zealand’s most significant maritime pollution emergency, the grounding of MV Rena . More >>

Laugh, but out on the water ‘Nobody’s faster than disaster’

Friday, 20 January 2017, 1:02 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Today, Maritime NZ has launched the first of three quirky videos aimed at getting ‘bullet-proof’ young men, who have never had an accident, and reckon they never will, to realize “Nobody’s faster than disaster” and actually plan for the ... More >>

Sea lion wound prompts medevac from Auckland Islands

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:30 am | Maritime New Zealand

A rescue helicopter is flying 400 km to the Auckland Islands on an urgent mission to medevac a woman injured by a sea lion pup. More >>

Rescue beacon alerts top 450

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 10:14 am | Maritime New Zealand

A woman climber sustaining severe head injuries on Christmas Day, and a motor boat stuck on a sandbar off Foxton Beach, were among the more than 450 rescue beacon incidents for 2016. More >>

Care needed on the water these holidays

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 12:51 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is reminding boaties to take care on the water with two fatalities reported in the official holiday period to 6 am yesterday. More >>

‘No excuses’ fines for no lifejackets and speeding start

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 9:19 am | Maritime New Zealand

A trial “no excuses” policy for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water is getting underway. More >>

French yacht heading for Bluff

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 8:48 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a French racing yacht, that collided with a floating object on Sunday afternoon during the Vendee Globe race, is making good progress toward Bluff. More >>

Damaged yacht nears landfall

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 4:18 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a French racing yacht, that collided with a floating object on Sunday afternoon during the Vendee Globe race, is close to making landfall in New Zealand. More >>

Passenger safety paramount - Maritime NZ

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:16 am | Maritime New Zealand

The prosecution of a passenger vessel operator and skipper, in relation to three women injured while on board the vessel, sends a reminder to everyone that the safety of those onboard is paramount, says Maritime NZ. More >>

Big increase in lifejacket sales a good sign for summer

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:46 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Nation-wide retailer, Rebel Sport, has doubled its sales of lifejackets in the first week of the month, and Coastguard sold 300 lifejackets in the first weekend of its “Old4New” promotion. More >>

$324,500 after kayak business neglected safety obligations

Monday, 5 December 2016, 5:31 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ says the kayak hire operator sentenced to 200 hours community service and ordered to pay $324,500 over the deaths of two kayakers, on Lake Tekapo in September last year, neglected his safety obligations with tragic consequences. More >>

Coastguard New Zealand's Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade Campaign

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:14 am | Maritime New Zealand

Coastguard New Zealand's Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade initiative kicks off tomorrow, Saturday 3 December, at 8.00am at the Half Moon Bay boat ramp in Auckland. More >>

Maritime NZ promotes lifejackets with national retailer

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 12:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has launched a national lifejacket promotion “Nobody’s faster than disaster”, with national retailer Rebel Sport, to get more Kiwi boaties into the “best survival gear you can wear on a boat - your lifejacket,” said Director ... More >>

 

 

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