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KiwiRail Spends More Than $335,000 In Enforceable Undertaking After Incident On Interislander Ferry

Monday, 10 May 2021, 10:38 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has accepted an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) from KiwiRail which will spend $335,746, plus financial amends and costs of support to the victim, as the result of an incident on the Kaiarahi Interislander ferry in April 2019. Maritime ... More >>

New Requirements For Pleasure Craft Departing Overseas

Friday, 30 April 2021, 1:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

  Yachting New Zealand has been working with Maritime New Zealand to clarify the process skippers must undertake to best prepare their vessels before heading overseas. Under Section 21 of the Maritime Transport Act, New Zealand-registered ... More >>

MOSS Evaluation Shows Impact And Opportunities For Improvement

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 9:24 am | Maritime New Zealand

An independent evaluation of the Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) shows its introduction just under seven years ago is contributing to safety outcomes on New Zealand commercial vessels, Maritime NZ said today. Early indications suggested an ... More >>

Workers Vote No Confidence In Ports Of Auckland Management And Board

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 11:23 am | Maritime New Zealand

A stopwork meeting of Ports of Auckland workers today renewed calls for a change of leadership at their workplace. Maritime Union members gathered from 7am this morning at Orakei Bowling Club to discuss the findings of the recent health and safety report ... More >>

Maritime NZ Welcomes New Chief Executive

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:14 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has appointed senior Ministry of Transport executive Kirstie Hewlett as its new Chief Executive and Director. Ms Hewlett is currently Deputy Chief Executive, System and Regulatory Design, at the Ministry of Transport, responsible for transport ... More >>

Maritime NZ Encourages On-water Safety As America’s Cup Resumes

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 3:11 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is reminding boaties and spectators how to be safe as America’s Cup racing kicks off tomorrow. Neil Rowarth, Northern Compliance Manager said his team has already interacted with over 1,000 boaties and operators providing safety advice ... More >>

Maritime NZ Thanks All Involved In Search For Missing Yacht, Tribe

Friday, 19 February 2021, 1:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is thanking all the organisations and people who searched for the missing yacht, Tribe , yesterday and on Wednesday evening. RCCNZ Operations Manager, Neville Blakemore, said search and rescue – on sea, land or ... More >>

Missing Yacht, Tribe, Found Near Whangarei

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 5:06 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The yacht, Tribe , which broadcast a Mayday call yesterday evening was found this afternoon in Bream Bay about 4 nautical miles (7km) south of Whangarei. That is about 80 nautical miles (150km) north of where it made its Mayday call. A Maritime NZ staff ... More >>

Missing Yacht Found

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:13 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The yacht missing off the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has been found and both people on board are believed safe. Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) began coordinating the search yesterday evening after a brief and partial ... More >>

Search For Yacht Continues

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 8:38 am | Maritime New Zealand

The search for a missing yacht continues today, with the Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Te Kaha still searching east of Coromandel near Great Mercury Island. Two rescue helicopters, a Coastguard vessel and the Te Kaha were deployed by the Rescue Coordination ... More >>

Search And Rescue Operation Underway - Request For Sightings Of Yacht

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 7:07 am | Maritime New Zealand

17 FEBRUARY 2021 A major search and rescue operation is underway after a mayday call was received from a sinking yacht earlier this evening. A distress call was received via maritime radio at about 6.30pm tonight giving the yacht’s location ... More >>

Maritime NZ Urges Boaties To Take Safety Seriously This Weekend

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 4:21 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is urging boaties to take safety seriously ahead of what is expected to be a busy long weekend on the water. Maritime NZ’s Acting Manager Sector Engagement and Collaboration Matt Wood said with warm weather expected across much of the country ... More >>

Maritime Officers Pleased With Cup Spectators’ Behaviour

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 7:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime Officers policing Auckland boat ramps and marinas during Prada Cup racing have been greatly encouraged by boaties’ attitudes to safety, particularly the carrying and wearing of life jackets. “We’ve had virtually 100 percent compliance ... More >>

Yellow And Pink Flags Signify Approved Commercial Operators For America’s Cup - Look For The Flag

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 11:06 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has distributed more than 110 distinctive yellow and pink flags to approved commercial operators providing on-the-water viewing for the Prada Cup racing starting this week. The presence of the flag means spectators can have confidence they are ... More >>

Maritime Officers Again On Boat Ramps For America’s Cup Spectators

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 10:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime Officers will again be out on boat ramps and marinas when the Prada Cup gets underway on Friday, with organisers expecting as many as 3000 craft on the water on key race days. “People having the right gear, knowing the rules and the conditions ... More >>

Injured Climbers Have Lucky Escape After Fall In Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 12:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ)* has coordinated the rescue of three climbers – two with minor injuries - who fell onto rocks near Stewart’s Glacier in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Search and Rescue Officer ... More >>

Two Climbers Rescued After Rock Slide In Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 4:49 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ)* has coordinated the rescue of two climbers – one badly injured – caught by a rock slide in steep terrain in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Search Mission Coordinator, Neville Blakemore, ... More >>

Don’t Let Summer Be Your Undoing – Top Tips To Stay Safe On The Water This Summer

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 9:58 am | Maritime New Zealand

As the weather warms up and work winds down, most of us are itching to get to the beach, the lake or the river. And while there’s nothing like a beaut summer’s day on the boat, kayak, jetski or watercraft of your choice, you’ll want to keep ... More >>

Yellow And Pink Flags Showing The Way For America’s Cup Spectators

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 8:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

The distinctive yellow and pink flag is giving confidence to on-the-water spectators that they are travelling with a safe commercial operator as they watch the America’s Cup yachts this week. Maritime NZ has made the flag available to commercial operators ... More >>

Maritime NZ Calls For Boaties To Put Safety First As Boat Sales Skyrocket

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 12:36 pm | Maritime New Zealand

  With boat sales skyrocketing as Kiwis stay home this summer, Maritime NZ is urging boaties to get to grips with safety before heading out on the water. The NZ Marine Industry Association is seeing record boat sales and Maritime NZ says ... More >>