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Understand The Risks And The Consequences On The Water This Waitangi Weekend

Friday, 2 February 2024, 11:39 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ wants people heading out on the water over Waitangi Weekend to think about what can and often does go wrong. This summer Maritime NZ has been notified of dozens of incidents which have resulted in injuries, near misses, people ending ... More >>

Think About The Conditions Before Going Out On The Water This Weekend

Friday, 19 January 2024, 11:45 am | Maritime New Zealand

With wild weather set to impact parts of the country this weekend, Maritime NZ wants recreational craft users to think carefully prior to getting out on the water. There are several weather watches and warnings up and down the West Coast of the South ... More >>

Think About The Conditions Before Going Out On The Water This Weekend

Friday, 19 January 2024, 11:43 am | Maritime New Zealand

With wild weather set to impact parts of the country this weekend, Maritime NZ wants recreational craft users to think carefully prior to getting out on the water. There are several weather watches and warnings up and down the West Coast of the South ... More >>

One Charge Filed Against KiwiRail In Relation To The Kaitaki Ferry Loss Of Engine Propulsion Incident

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 10:40 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ has filed one charge against KiwiRail this week in relation to the January 2023 loss of propulsion incident involving the Interislander ferry, Kaitaki . The Kaitaki lost power on its approach into Wellington Harbour on 28 January last year, ... More >>

Boat Users Urged To Follow Safety Code

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 1:48 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is urging recreational boat users to take greater caution and follow the Boating Safety Code, following several alarming incidents and near misses this summer. Maritime NZ Principal Advisor Recreational Craft Matt Wood said, while most ... More >>

Better To Be Safe Than Sorry, When Planning Trips On The Water Over The Holiday Period

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 10:28 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ, and its Safer Boating Forum partners want everyone planning on heading out on the water this summer to keep safety top of mind. A key goal in the new Safer Boating Forum Recreational Craft Strategy is to reduce the number of preventable ... More >>

Be Familiar With The Unfamiliar This Summer

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 12:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Over the summer many people in New Zealand will be heading to new locations and participating in recreational water activities in spots away from their normal go to spots. With more people out on the water, there are more instances of harm. Between ... More >>

Know The Dangers When Heading Out On Small Recreational Water Crafts This Summer

Monday, 18 December 2023, 9:16 am | Maritime New Zealand

More than half of New Zealand’s recreational craft fatalities during 2022 occurred on vessels under six metres in length. Dinghies and inflatable watercraft come with inherent risks, so it important to keep safety practices in mind when using these ... More >>

Health And Safety Risks Need To Be A Top Priority For All Operators

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 11:41 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is reaffirming to commercial operators the need to understand and meet their health and safety obligations, including when staff are sent to work overseas. This comes after Sealord was sentenced for failing in its duty of care, by allowing ... More >>

Port Of Auckland Limited Sentenced Over Fatal 2020 Incident

Saturday, 2 December 2023, 1:12 am | Maritime New Zealand

01 December  Sentencing of major port company a reminder of the risks on New Zealand’s ports. Today, Port of Auckland Limited (POAL) was sentenced after pleading guilty to two charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. The ... More >>

Prosecution A Reminder, Recreational Skippers’ Must Take Simple Steps To Prevent Collisions

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 3:11 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The sentencing of a recreational skipper in the Christchurch District Court yesterday afternoon [Tuesday, November 21] is a reminder to skippers of recreational boats - there are simple steps they must take to prevent collisions and keep others safe. ... More >>

Maritime NZ’s Response To TAIC’s Report On Safety At Ports

Friday, 20 October 2023, 2:17 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Health and safety on ports is a major priority for Maritime NZ. "Everyone has the right to be safe when they go to work," Maritime NZ’s Director, Kirstie Hewlett says. "Any incident on a port is one too many, and everyone at Maritime ... More >>

Reducing Harm And Saving Lives: Safer Boating Forum Recreational Craft Strategy 2023-2025

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 3:37 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Safer Boating Forum (Forum) is launching its new Recreational Craft Strategy 2023-2025 to reduce harm and save lives, as part of the 10th annual Safer Boating Week. The Safer Boating Forum is a network representing a cross-section of national ... More >>

A Plea To Everyone Hitting The Water Over The Next Few Months

Monday, 16 October 2023, 6:37 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Come home safe. Maritime NZ and its Safer Boating Forum partners want every recreational craft user to put steps in place to ensure they return home from their time on the water with good memories, not injuries, or, even worse, fatalities. MNZ and the Safer ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Now’s The Perfect Time To Get Prepared To Head Out On The Water

Friday, 29 September 2023, 11:12 am | Maritime New Zealand

When planning a trip on the water, safety starts at home, and now is the perfect time to make your checks before a busy few months on the water. Whether you are planning on heading off shore on a power boat, or looking to get on a paddle board or a kayak. ... More >>

Maritime NZ Completes Its Investigation Into Fatal Capsizing Of The I-Catcher

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:06 am | Maritime New Zealand

Following a comprehensive investigation into the capsizing of the i-Catcher south of Kaikoura in September 2022, Maritime NZ’s investigation into potential prosecution following the incident is now complete. On 10 September last year, the vessel with ... More >>

Maritime NZ Completes Its Investigation Into Fatal Capsizing Of The I-Catcher

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:05 am | Maritime New Zealand

Following a comprehensive investigation into the capsizing of the i-Catcher south of Kaikoura in September 2022, Maritime NZ’s investigation into potential prosecution following the incident is now complete. On 10 September last year, the vessel with ... More >>

Maritime NZ Response To TAIC Report Into The Fatal Enchanter Capsizing

Friday, 11 August 2023, 2:31 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The capsizing of the Enchanter, on 20 March 2022, was a tragic incident. The thoughts of those at Maritime NZ go out to everyone impacted by the events of that evening. Maritime NZ Director, Kirstie Hewlett, says this was a complicated response, requiring ... More >>

Maritime NZ Reply To TAIC Preliminary Report Into I-Catcher Capsize

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 2:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) today released its preliminary report into the capsize of charter fishing vessel, i-Catcher, off Kaikōura on 10 September 2022. Five of the 11 people on board lost their lives. Maritime NZ Deputy ... More >>

Captain’s Decision To Deviate From Planned Passage Put Vessel And Crew In Danger

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 3:12 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The dangers of large ships deviating from a passage plan when in extreme weather has been highlighted in the sentencing of a Captain at the Wellington District Court this week. Yongyu Li was the Captain of the ship Spinnaker SW . He pleaded guilty ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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