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Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:08 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder: there is no tolerance for breaking the alcohol limit More >>

Float-free EPIRB distress beacons compulsory from 1 January

Monday, 10 December 2018, 1:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is reminding operators they must install float-free EPIRB distress beacons on commercial fishing vessels by 1 January 2019. This applies to those vessels between 7.5 metres and 24 metres operating outside enclosed waters. More >>

New inter-atoll vessel gifted to Tokelau

Friday, 7 December 2018, 11:14 am | Maritime New Zealand

A new inter-atoll vessel for Tokelau funded through New Zealand Aid will provide safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation between the country’s three atolls, the Director of Maritime NZ Keith Manch says. The vessel, Fetu o te Moana, or Star ... More >>

Real rescue inspires dramatic new marine VHF ads

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 12:28 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The real life rescue of three Hawkes Bay boaties in July this year is the inspiration behind Maritime NZ’s dramatic new advertisement urging boaties to take a VHF radio and knowing how to use it. More >>

Maritime safety audits for Pacific Island countries

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:12 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime officers from around the Pacific are in Wellington this week studying how to prepare their countries for audit by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). More >>

Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 11:04 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of one of Wellington’s East by West ferries, Iain David Wilson, has been fined $1,688 after speeding and grounding the passenger ferry, City Cat . More >>

Maritime Levy and fees

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

Consultation opens today on changes to the Maritime Levy and fees - also known as the Maritime NZ Funding Review. More >>

Boating grants

Friday, 26 October 2018, 10:13 am | Maritime New Zealand

This year safer boating grants will provide 4,000 new lifejackets, education for more than 5,000 children, training for boaties, and much more! More >>

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 >>



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