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Tokelauan fishermen keen to embrace maritime safety

Friday, 29 November 2019, 10:10 am | Maritime New Zealand

An inaugural safety at sea campaign launched in the remote island nation of Tokelau this month has been embraced by fishermen and their families. More >>

No Lifejacket? No Problem - Borrow One!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 8:42 am | Maritime New Zealand

Boaties on one of New Zealand’s most dangerous stretches of water - Manukau Harbour - can now borrow a lifejacket from Manukau Cruising Club for just a gold coin donation. This is the first of a series of lifejacket lending hubs being established in the ... More >>

Lowering the drowning rate – it’s urgent!

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:42 am | Maritime New Zealand

As New Zealand’s first Water Safety Month draws to a close, and with summer getting underway, the need for people to take care in, on and around the water remains urgent. More >>

No Excuses’ recreational boaties campaign starting

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:50 am | Maritime New Zealand

Otago’s second annual ‘No Excuses‘ campaign marks two years of remarkable progress in keeping the region’s recreational boaties safe, Maritime New Zealand says. More >>

Water safety for children in Niue

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 3:07 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Some of Niue’s youngest citizens will be the focus of a new community education initiative being delivered through the Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP). A water safety programme is being launched this week for Niue Primary School students ... More >>

Wellington ferry company fined $380,000 after grounding

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:18 am | Maritime New Zealand

The owners and operators of Wellington passenger ferry City Cat , East by West Company Limited, have been fined $380,000 for failing to ensure the safety of passengers and crew on board and other sea-users following an incident where the City Cat grounded ... More >>

Canyoner falls ten meters and is airlifted to safety

Sunday, 27 October 2019, 9:32 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) received an SOS alert at 2.20pm today from a canyoning party of ten in the Coromandel Forest Park. The beacon was registered to a local canyoning company. More >>

A distress beacon could save your life this Labour Weekend

Friday, 25 October 2019, 11:45 am | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is reminding trampers, hunters, climbers and boaties to take a distress beacon when heading out this Labour Day weekend. More >>

No excuses for boaties over Labour Weekend

Friday, 25 October 2019, 10:23 am | Maritime New Zealand

As recreational boaties take to the water in greater numbers over Labour Weekend, harbourmasters and Maritime NZ will be cranking up the ‘No Excuses” campaign to keep people safe on the water. More >>

New boating survey shows no room for complacency

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:24 am | Maritime New Zealand

Research released today, in the middle of Safer Boating Week, shows most recreational boaties continue to be highly safety conscious when they go on the water, but 20% still report that they wear a lifejacket either never, not very often or only some ... More >>

Safer Boating Week Kicks Off After a Tragic Winter

Monday, 21 October 2019, 9:04 am | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand’s annual Safer Boating Week starts today in the shadow of a record number of recreational boating deaths during the winter months. More >>

Eight trampers rescued overnight from Southern Alps

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 12:03 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) received an alert from a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at 9.45pm last night with a position near to the Main Huxley Forks Hut in North Otago. The beacon was registered to the University of Otago and ... More >>

Record number of councils join No Excuses campaign

Friday, 11 October 2019, 3:44 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A record 18 harbourmasters around the country are taking part in this year’s ‘No Excuses’ campaign, focusing on recreational boaties who don’t carry or wear lifejackets or whose speed on the water is unsafe. More >>

Maritime sector committed to empowering women

Monday, 7 October 2019, 11:29 am | Maritime New Zealand

The maritime industry in NZ is committed to working to empower women in the industry. More >>

Wreckage of light plane found in Tararuas

Monday, 30 September 2019, 1:23 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) has confirmed that wreckage of the light plane missing in the Tararua mountains has been found and, tragically, the two men on board have not survived. More >>

$17,550 fines for giving false information

Friday, 20 September 2019, 9:31 am | Maritime New Zealand

The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emile Bulker, gave false information to Maritime NZ after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. More >>

Yachties Rescued off Niue

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 9:07 am | Maritime New Zealand

Last night, at 6.15 pm New Zealand time, the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) were alerted to a distress call from the vessel Gwendoline 50 nautical miles west of Niue. The yacht was taking on water and sinking after hitting a semi-submerged ... More >>

Two rescued off coast of Niue

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 1:57 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has overseen the rescue of two people from a catamaran that grounded off Niue’s eastern coast. More >>

Recreational boatie to pay $5,050 after causing collision

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 9:51 am | Maritime New Zealand

An Auckland recreational boatie, Andrew Douglas Hutchings, has been ordered to pay $5,050 in fines and emotional harm payments after causing a collision on the Waitematā Harbour. Maritime NZ Northern Regional Compliance Manager, Neil Rowarth, said Mr ... More >>

No oil seen at Three Kings Islands

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 11:12 am | Maritime New Zealand

6 JULY 2019 No oil was seen during today’s reconnaissance flight over the Three Kings Islands to investigate a report of oil in the vicinity. On Monday, a fishing vessel reported oil on fishing gear and a small number of seabirds. The results of ... More >>



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