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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 >>

New Guidelines For Hydrographic Surveying Published

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 2:47 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) are pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 Good Practice Guidelines for Hydrographic Surveys in New Zealand Ports and Harbours . The revised guideline provides advice on good practice ... More >>

Recreational Boaties Urged To Be Responsible Skippers When Getting Back On The Water

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 2:43 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Leading up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Maritime NZ wants to make sure skippers of all recreational vessels, no matter how big or small, stay safe. Do this by following the ‘prep, check, know’ message - prepare your boat, check your gear and know ... More >>

RCCNZ Asks Recreational Water Users: Consider Rescuers Before You Head Out

Friday, 1 May 2020, 4:32 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is asking people thinking about recreational activities on the water to consider if it’s necessary for them to go out while New Zealand continues its heightened response to COVID-19. RCCNZ Manager Mike Hill ... More >>

Kiwis Urged To Stay On Course Over Easter

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 10:20 am | Maritime New Zealand

Representatives from New Zealand’s Search and Rescue, Water Safety and Outdoor Recreation sectors are encouraged by positive signs that people are in general following advice to stay at home and save lives. Duncan Ferner, the NZ Search and Rescue Secretariat ... More >>

COVID-19: At Easter, Stay Out Of The Water, Off The Beaches And Stay Safe

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 9:59 am | Maritime New Zealand

With Easter approaching, the Safer Boating Forum is telling people that by staying home, we are all helping keep our family, friends and other people safe – and doing our bit to get our country through this really difficult time. Forum Chair and Maritime ... More >>

Skipper Responsibility Vital In Fight Against COVID-19

Friday, 27 March 2020, 3:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Skippers of recreational vessels are urged to play their part in the fight against COVID-19 by staying home as the nation unites to beat the spread of the virus. Reports that many people are still taking to the water to go recreational boating, swimming, ... More >>

COVID-19: Kiwis Urged To Exercise In Low-risk Environments

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:26 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Stick to simple outdoor exercise, that is the message from the Chair of the Search and Rescue Council Peter Mersi. He is urging people to take only undertake activities that are of a minor risk to injury, and to avoid going into areas where you could ... More >>