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Stevedoring Company Spends More Than $425,000 In First-ever Maritime Enforceable Undertaking

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 9:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) from one of New Zealand’s biggest stevedoring companies, ISO Limited, after a near-fatal incident involving one of their workers in December 2017. The EU will cost ISO Limited $425,000, plus ... More >>

$783k Jubilee Penalty Highlights Operator Health And Safety Responsibilities

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 4:56 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ says the prosecution of Ocean Fisheries Limited, operators of the Jubilee , sends a message to vessels’ owners and operators that health and safety is as much their responsibility as it is that of skippers and crew. The operators were ... More >>

Master And Chief Engineer Plead Guilty In MV Funing Case

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 5:58 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Master and Chief Engineer of the log-carrier MV Funing , have today been sentenced and fined after admitting charges relating to the grounding of the ship at the Port of Tauranga in July. Master Liang Guang Hong and Chief Engineer Chameekara Prasad ... More >>

A Year In Aotearoa: Images From NZ Geographic Photographer Of The Year On Display At Maritime Museum

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 3:01 pm | Maritime New Zealand

  Images of flatmates chopping each other’s hair during a Covid-19 lockdown in Auckland, a whale cruising near Kaikōura, dust from the Australian bush fires settling on the Southern Alps, a memorial for victims of the Christchurch mosque ... More >>

No Excuses On-water Boating Safety Campaign Hits Record High

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 12:32 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s No Excuses on-water compliance campaign has reached new heights, with a record-breaking 4,208 on-water interactions with boaties to drive a safer boating culture. The increased on-water interactions have also resulted in encouraging ... More >>

Some Recreational Water-based Activities Prohibited Under Alert Levels 3 And 2

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 4:18 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Due to the recent change in COVID Alert Levels in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand, Maritime NZ and Sport New Zealand have updated their advice around recreational water-based activities under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2.  For the Auckland Region ... More >>

Fuller’s Skipper Fined $2,500 After Colliding With Navigation Light

Monday, 10 August 2020, 8:20 am | Maritime New Zealand

The skipper of Auckland-based Fullers Group ferry, Torea, has been fined $2,500 for causing unnecessary danger by failing to maintain a proper lookout and colliding with a lit navigation buoy in the Waitematā Harbour. Maritime NZ Northern Regional ... More >>

Ports Of Auckland And Ship’s Master Fined $432,400 For Excessive Speed

Friday, 24 July 2020, 2:29 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) and one of its ship’s masters have been fined a total of $432,400 after they admitted exposing people to risk of death or serious injury because pilot boats travelled at excessive speed in the Waitematā Harbour ... More >>

Funing To Be Towed Into Port Of Tauranga For Repairs

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 8:58 am | Maritime New Zealand

The log carrier involved in an incident at Port of Tauranga last week, Funing , will complete a towage trial this morning before being towed into the port later today to begin repairs. An additional offshore tug, Pacific Runner , has arrived ... More >>

$240,000 Fine For Dropping 15 Tonne Excavator From Ship’s Crane

Friday, 10 July 2020, 11:36 am | Maritime New Zealand

  Tauranga-based stevedoring company, C3 Limited, was fined $240,000 by the Auckland District Court yesterday after a 15 tonne excavator was dropped from a ship’s crane, narrowly missing five workers on the wharf below. “This was seconds ... More >>

$844K Grants – Biggest Ever Increase In Funding To Build ‘safer Boating Culture’

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 10:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has announced $844,249 in funding for 22 safer boating initiatives throughout New Zealand – the most ever distributed – with the aim to reduce recreational boating fatalities and injuries. Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch said Maritime ... More >>

$54,000 Fine And Reparation After Fall From Ship

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 9:05 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Tauranga District Court has fined Singapore-based China Navigation Company PTE Limited $24,000 and ordered it to pay reparations of $30,000 after a stevedore was seriously injured when he fell from one of the company’s ships in Tauranga. China ... More >>

Log Carrier To Remain In Safe Anchorage Overnight

Monday, 6 July 2020, 4:15 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The log carrier involved in an incident at Port of Tauranga this morning, Funing-9690913 , will remain at its safe anchorage outside the harbour overnight. Maritime NZ Deputy Director Safety and Response Systems, Nigel Clifford, said it is hoped divers can ... More >>

Port Of Tauranga Update About Log Carrier Incident

Monday, 6 July 2020, 11:58 am | Maritime New Zealand

The log carrier that lost power at the entrance to Port of Tauranga this morning is now safely anchored in deep water outside Tauranga Harbour. Port of Tauranga is now open for shipping. The Funing ’s propeller and rudder will be inspected ... More >>

Log Carrier Incident At Port Of Tauranga

Monday, 6 July 2020, 7:43 am | Maritime New Zealand

A Singaporean-registered log carrier, Funing-9690913 , has lost engine power in the shipping channel at Port of Tauranga between Mauao (Mount Manganui) and Matakana Island. The vessel has dropped anchors and is holding itself in position. Two tugs ... More >>

Up To $1.2 Billion Insurance Cover For Marine Oil Spills

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 3:31 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has published guidelines about a major increase required in insurance cover or other financial security for marine oil spills from offshore installations. Amendments to the Marine Protection Rules Part 102 now require owners of offshore ... More >>

$155,000 Reparation And Fines, And “project Order” Imposed After Injuries To Ferry Passengers

Friday, 5 June 2020, 2:44 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Auckland company, Fullers Group Limited, has been ordered to pay $68,336 in reparation to two victims after four passengers were injured – one suffering serious head injuries – when the passenger ferry, Kea , collided with the Devonport wharf on ... More >>

Safer Boating Forum Welcomes TAIC Report Linking Jet Boat Crash To Alcohol

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 11:35 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Safer Boating Forum welcomes a Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) report into a fatal jet boat crash on the Hollyford River in March 2019. TAIC links the crash to alcohol. Forum Chair, and Maritime NZ Deputy Director, Sharyn Forsyth, ... More >>

COVID-19: NZ Joins Global Initiative Keeping Ports Open And Freight Moving

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 10:25 am | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand has joined an international port authorities’ global initiative for safe and efficient movement of goods and shipping during the COVID-19 crisis. World-wide, 56 port authorities have agreed how they will work together facilitating maritime ... More >>

Outdoors Enthusiasts: Play It Safe This Busy Queen’s Birthday

Friday, 29 May 2020, 7:35 am | Maritime New Zealand

Enjoy your Queen’s Birthday weekend, but please put safety first. That’s the message from Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ), Coastguard NZ and Water Safety New Zealand to boaties, hunters, trampers and other outdoors enthusiasts. Mike Hill, ... More >>