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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 >>

RCCNZ Coordinating Mahia Peninsular Helicopter Rescue

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:27 am | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre NZ is coordinating the response to a crashed Robinson 44 helicopter with one person on board on the Mahia Peninsular. Emergency services are on scene and confirmed the pilot has sustained moderate injuries. The pilot is ... More >>

North Island Mussels Fined $150K For Hand Crushing

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 4:47 pm | Maritime New Zealand

North Island Mussels Limited has been fined $150,000 and ordered to pay $31,000 in reparation after an 18-year-old crew member’s hand was crushed in a pulley on mussel farming vessel Waikawau on 9 January 2019 off the Coromandel Peninsula. Michael-Paul ... More >>

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 >>