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Knowing The Risks Can Avoid Dangerous Accidents

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:25 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand says an incident on Lake Wakatipu last year shows how a planned day of fun can go horribly wrong, in an instant. A Queenstown man was sentenced this week following the incident in February last year when a child was seriously injured ... More >>

North Cape Operation - Update 6

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 2:08 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Police divers are this afternoon checking the wreckage of the Enchanter. The vessel sank off North Cape overnight 20/21 March. Five of the 10 on-board were rescued, four died and one is still unaccounted for. An emergency position-indicating radio ... More >>

North Cape Operation - Update Five

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 9:16 am | Maritime New Zealand

The search for the last missing person from the vessel Enchanter will resume this morning. Five of the 10 people on-board were rescued, while Police have confirmed four people died. Conditions this morning are mixed for searchers, with poor visibility ... More >>

North Cape Operation - Update Four

Monday, 21 March 2022, 7:10 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The search for the final unaccounted for person after a vessel sank off North Cape will resume tomorrow morning. This is an active search for the remaining person unaccounted for, and the rescuers are focused on finding them and will explore every option. ... More >>

North Cape Operation - Update Three

Monday, 21 March 2022, 1:39 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre is continuing the search for two missing people in the waters off North Cape. Police have now confirmed the recovery of three deceased people, and our thoughts are with the families impacted by this tragedy. Five have ... More >>

North Cape Operation - Update Two

Monday, 21 March 2022, 9:33 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre is continuing to search for a number of unaccounted people in the waters off North Cape. An emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) was activated by a vessel at about 8pm, Sunday 20 March. Rescue Coordination ... More >>

North Cape Operation

Monday, 21 March 2022, 7:17 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre is leading a significant operation off North Cape. An emergency position-indicating radio beacon was activated by a vessel at about 8 pm, Sunday 20 March. The rescue is still active, with helicopters searching from ... More >>

Impaired Drivers Have No Place Operating Vessels - Maritime New Zealand

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 4:13 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Following a recent judgment in the Queenstown District Court, Maritime New Zealand is reinforcing the message that those impaired with drugs and alcohol have no place being behind the wheel. This comes after a tourism operator and the driver were sentenced ... More >>

Maritime New Zealand Aware Of Potential Cook Strait Crossing

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 3:39 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand alongside several other partner agencies is closely monitoring plans by a group to cross the Cook Strait, from Picton to Wellington. It is believed the group connected to the parliamentary protest is planning on making the voyage ... More >>

Stevedoring Company Fined $90,000 For Dropping Excavator Overboard

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 3:23 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A Tauranga-based stevedoring company has been ordered to pay a fine of $90,000 and costs of $20,000 for safety failings which resulted in an excavator being dropped overboard from a logging ship in 2018. C3 Limited had previously pleaded guilty to ... More >>

Know The Risks On The Water This Waitangi Weekend

Friday, 4 February 2022, 11:08 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand is urging those heading out on the water to prepare for changing weather and water conditions this long weekend. Waitangi Weekend is historically popular for people in New Zealand to get out onto the water for a range of activities, ... More >>

Maritime NZ Urges Nelson Water Users To Put Safety First On Anniversary Weekend

Friday, 28 January 2022, 8:03 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is urging Nelson-Tasman boaties to make safety a priority this Anniversary Weekend. Acting Southern Compliance Manager John Drury says it will be busy with boaties, swimmers, jetskis and paddleboarders sharing the water. This weekend, Maritime ... More >>

Maritime NZ Reminds Wellington Water-users To Prioritise Safety This Holiday Weekend

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 12:10 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ is urging Wellingtonians to make safety a priority if they’re in or on the water this holiday weekend. The call comes after Wellington was over-represented in Water Safety NZ’s drowning death statistics for 2021 with 12 fatalities – ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Skipper Fined $1,500 For Failure To Notify Maritime NZ Of Serious Injury

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 3:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A commercial fishing skipper, Reginald Stephens, has been fined $1,500 by the Nelson District Court for failing to notify Maritime NZ of serious injury on board a ship. Mr Stephens was convicted of failure to comply with the Maritime Transport Act, which ... More >>

The Tuna Fishing Company Fined $6,500 For Operating A Boat Before Certificate Of Survey Issued

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 10:38 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Tuna Fishing Company Limited has been fined $6,500 for operating a vessel commercially before its certificate of survey was issued. The Judge also ordered The Tuna Fishing Company to pay costs of $668.56 to Maritime NZ and $130 in court costs. Maritime ... More >>

New Zealand’s Ports Need To Work Together – And Move Into Coastal Shipping

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 8:46 am | Maritime New Zealand

As supply chain pressures continue to build, a leading New Zealand transport union says immediate action is required. Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the causes have been identified, and now innovative solutions ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Skipper Ordered To Pay Reparation Of $10,400 After Collision With Kayaker

Friday, 26 November 2021, 3:04 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A man has been ordered to pay reparation of $10,400 by the Whanganui District Court for a jet boat collision with a solo kayaker on the Whanganui River in November 2020. The Court did not impose a fine due to the financial capacity of the defendant. Maritime ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Enhancing Our Submarine Cable And Pipeline Protection Areas Guidance

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:52 am | Maritime New Zealand

Whether you are a commercial operator or recreational boatie, it is essential that you avoid New Zealand’s submarine (undersea) cable and pipeline protection areas (CPAs). Submarine cables and pipelines carry our electricity, national and international ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Southern Discoveries Fined $160,000 For Open Hatch Injury

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 10:09 am | Maritime New Zealand

An employee who was seriously injured falling through an open hatch on passenger vessel, The Spirit of Queenstown , has led to tourism company, Southern Discoveries Limited, being fined $160,000, and ordered to pay costs by the Queenstown District ... More >>

Maritime NZ Launches Latest No Excuses On-water Boating Safety Campaign

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

Recreational boaties on the water, who are not wearing lifejackets or travelling at a safe speed, should expect to be questioned by harbourmasters and Maritime NZ as the annual No Excuses on-water compliance campaign gets underway. The campaign, ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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