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10,000 waterproof cellphone bags – free to boaties!

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:31 pm | Maritime New Zealand

“It won’t work wet” is the message behind 10,000 waterproof cellphone bags being given out to boaties this summer. More >>

Three rescued from missing dinghy off Tokelau

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 12:10 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Three men have been found safe and well after spending more than 30 hours lost in a 5m aluminium dinghy off the coast off Nukunono Atoll in Tokelau. More >>

NZ promoting maritime careers

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 10:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Worldwide shortages of over 42,500 officers expected by 2019, has prompted New Zealand’s maritime industry and Maritime NZ to join up for the first time to encourage young people to train for maritime careers. More >>

Missing aircraft found with two survivors

Monday, 24 August 2015, 11:22 am | Maritime New Zealand

The wreckage of a light aicraft missing overnight in Taranaki has been found - with both occupants en route to New Plymouth Hospital with moderate injuries. More >>

Search for missing aircraft in Taranaki

Monday, 24 August 2015, 10:01 am | Maritime New Zealand

Searching resumed at first light this morning for a single engine aircraft with two people on board, overdue after leaving Whitianga yesterday afternoon, heading for Stratford. The Zenith 601XL aircraft, with a man and a woman on board, was last ... More >>

Sounds operation delivers safety messages

Monday, 17 August 2015, 3:19 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A two-day visit to the Marlborough Sounds last week by Maritime NZ Maritime Officers, working with the crew of the Police launch Lady Elizabeth IV , has highlighted generally good levels of compliance among operators. More >>

Maritime officers back on the water for Sounds operation

Friday, 7 August 2015, 3:30 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Both commercial operations and recreational boaties in Pelorous and Keneperu Sounds can expect a chat with Maritime NZ (MNZ) maritime officers next week (August 11 and 12) in another joint operation with the crew of the NZ Police launch Lady Elizabeth ... More >>

MOSS flourishes on Chatham Islands

Friday, 7 August 2015, 1:49 pm | Maritime New Zealand

An intensive week-long visit by three Maritime NZ staff to the Chatham Islands has put fishing operators ahead of the game when it comes to entering the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). More >>

MetService Marine App gets 80,000 downloads

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Developed in partnership with Maritime NZ, the App features marine weather forecasts, tides, and carries the “Get it on, or it’s no good” lifejacket safety messages. It was launched early last year. More >>

Maritime industry backing World Maritime activities

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:48 pm | Maritime New Zealand

With worldwide shortages of over 42,500 officers expected by 2019, the New Zealand maritime industry will focus firmly on education and training for “NZ Careers at Sea” to celebrate World Maritime Day (Thurs, Sept 24). More >>

Dredging NZ sentenced after death of worker

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 11:16 am | Maritime New Zealand

Dredging NZ has been fined $79,500 and ordered to pay $42,000 in reparation after the death of a worker, crushed on a dredging barge in West Park Marina, Auckland, on 19 November 2013. More >>

RCCNZ coordinates rescue after crash at take-off

Monday, 29 June 2015, 9:51 am | Maritime New Zealand

A pilot and two hunters, injured during a helicopter crash at take-off near the Poerua Glacier, north of Franz Josef, were rescued around midday. More >>

New safety system timely in boosting awareness

Friday, 26 June 2015, 11:11 am | Maritime New Zealand

26 June 2015: 10.30am The introduction of a new maritime safety system is boosting awareness of risk management in the commercial fishing sector, Maritime New Zealand Director Keith Manch believes. More >>

Quick rescue for Nelson College student

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 11:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

A year 12 Nelson College student with a dislocated knee was in Nelson Hospital this morning within an hour of the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) receiving a distress beacon activation. The activation from the school’s registered personal ... More >>

Dramatic rescue from flaming yacht

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 12:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Two New Zealand sailors and their Mexican skipper have been rescued from a liferaft 280km south of Niue after their yacht caught fire just after midnight last night. The 15m United States registered yacht SV Sunny Deck was travelling from Rarotonga ... More >>

Milestone in NZ's drive for ship-based crane safety

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 2:38 pm | Maritime New Zealand

After more than eight years work, member states have agreed there is a need for an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention covering onboard lifting appliances – cranes, loose gear and winches. More >>

Maritime Union notes guilty plea following port death

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 3:23 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has noted the guilty plea of the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to charges laid by Worksafe following the death of port worker Brad Fletcher in August 2014. More >>

Dive operator sentenced after propeller death

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 5:25 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Whangarei diving company The Dive Spot Limited has been fined $50,000 and co-director and skipper Mark Andrew Barnes fined $25,000 after the death of diver Bruce Porter on 7 February 2014. More >>

Double success in Pacific island searches

Monday, 8 June 2015, 3:49 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A man and his six-year-old nephew, missing overnight in a 5m aluminium boat, have been found 70km north west of Manihiki Atoll in the northern Cook Islands by the crew of an RNZAF P3 Orion re-routed after originally being dispatched to search for ... More >>

Dumped beacons cost time, money - and put lives at risk

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 11:09 am | Maritime New Zealand

Irresponsibly dumped distress beacons are wasting tens of thousands of dollars and risking lives, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) says. More >>



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