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Skipper fined for waka capsize

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:33 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of a ceremonial waka, which capsized on Whakatane River bar in January last year, has been convicted and fined $1350 for putting his five crew in unnecessary danger. More >>

First search and rescue vessel for Niue

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 1:02 pm | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand is providing Niue with its first dedicated search and rescue (SAR) vessel, with sea trials underway this week in Lyttelton. The vessel is being provided as part of the second phase of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Pacific ... More >>

Convention to protect New Zealand ports and waters

Monday, 11 September 2017, 11:24 am | Maritime New Zealand

Keeping New Zealand waters and ports free of ecological pests and diseases is the purpose of new maritime laws that have come into force. More >>

Wrecked boaties lucky to be alive

Friday, 1 September 2017, 3:17 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two very lucky boaties have been rescued from Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds where they were stranded after their 10 metre launch was wrecked on rocks. More >>

RCCNZ saves family off reef

Monday, 28 August 2017, 10:35 am | Maritime New Zealand

A British family were saved off a reef south-east of Niue overnight when their 15 metre catamaran ran aground in heavy seas. More >>

Captain’s alcohol conviction a strong warning

Monday, 7 August 2017, 3:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Northern Regional Manager, Neil Rowarth, said today’s (August 7) alcohol conviction of a cargo ship’s master is a strong warning and reminder to seafarers: “Safety is paramount, if you are over the alcohol limit you will be ... More >>

Manslaughter conviction a tragic reminder for boaties

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 3:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Manslaughter conviction a tragic reminder for boaties 03 August 2017 Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, said a manslaughter conviction today sends a strong and tragic reminder to recreational boaties to follow all basic safety practices when ... More >>

Effort to recreational boating fatalities continues

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 9:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

26 July 2017 While more and more Kiwis take to the water in recreational craft (more than 1.4 million last summer) the number of recreational boating fatalities has not increased. More >>

Rescue beacon saves snow-bound skiers

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two skiers rescued off Mount Aspiring this morning did all the right things when snowed in last night. More >>

New search and rescue arrangement with Chile

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:44 am | Maritime New Zealand

20 July 2017 A new arrangement was signed today between New Zealand and the Republic of Chile, which aims to ensure collaboration and assistance between both countries for improved search and rescue coordination in their regions. More >>

5000 ring-fenced – only two months to go

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 12:48 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is saving up to 200 ‘tickets’ each week as the 1 September deadline for ring-fencing approaches. More than 5000 seafarers have ring-fenced their older and legacy certificates so they can keep using them to work. “We’re in the home ... More >>

Be alert to “dangerous wrecks” and much more!

Friday, 30 June 2017, 11:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ will take over responsibility for issuing maritime navigational warnings to countries and vessels in the wider south west Pacific from mid-day today (Friday June 30). More >>

Where yachties come from

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 6:58 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Where yachties come from 29 June 2017 In a good summer about half of Kiwis take part in recreational boating and while yachties are not the biggest group, they are experienced and the most qualified on the water according to Maritime NZ statistics. More >>

Fishing Federation and Maritime NZ safety campaign

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 10:49 am | Maritime New Zealand

Today (June 1) Maritime NZ and the NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen launch a safety campaign aimed at commercial fishing boat crews and operators. More >>

Fullers pays $130,000 after collision with wharf

Monday, 29 May 2017, 2:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Auckland ferry company, Fullers Group, has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $90,000 after passengers were injured when the Auckland ferry Kea collided with Victoria wharf at Devonport on 17 February 2015. More >>

US Coast Guard saves lives en-route to Honolulu

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

Just a day after taking part in a multi-national rescue drill over Auckland Harbour, the crew of a US Coast Guard C-130 Hercules has helped save six Tongan fishermen while en-route home to Honolulu. More >>

Dramatic search and ‘rescue’ in Auckland Harbour

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:06 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A dramatic search and rescue demonstration will take place on Auckland Harbour from 2.30 pm tomorrow (Wednesday), involving a US Coastguard plane, a rescue helicopter winching people from the water and flares. More >>

Emergency details needed for rescue beacons

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:37 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Search and rescue helicopter crews had only a signal location for each incident when responding to two separate rescue beacon alerts from South Island mountains yesterday afternoon. More >>

Preparation saves lives

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:34 am | Maritime New Zealand

‘Prep, check, know’ to save your life if you’re heading out on the world’s biggest ocean, say experts attending the Pacific Search and Rescue (SAR) conference in Auckland (22-26 May). More >>

Pacific leaders strengthen search and rescue

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Pacific search and rescue leaders are meeting in Auckland (May 22-26) to strengthen search and rescue (SAR) across the region and save lives. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch, who opens the conference on Monday, says it’s the first time New Zealand ... More >>

 

 

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