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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 >>

Maritime NZ 6-year Review Of Recreational Boating Fatalities Released

Monday, 18 October 2021, 1:13 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The importance of wearing a lifejacket on a boat and planning for the unexpected has been highlighted in a report evaluating the key contributing factors into 92 recreational boating accidents between January 2015 and December 2020. The accidents ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Auckland Boaties Encouraged To Know The Rules Of Safer Boating And COVID-19

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 1:53 pm | Maritime New Zealand

With Auckland’s three-step plan for easing COVID-19 restrictions underway, and school holidays in progress, Maritime NZ is expecting boaties to make the most of it. For a safe and enjoyable day out on the water, we are urging everyone to know ... More >>

Maritime NZ: Reflecting On Ten Years Since The Rena Grounding And Oil Spill Response

Friday, 1 October 2021, 9:58 am | Maritime New Zealand

It is almost ten years since the Liberian-flagged MV Rena hit Ōtāiti - Astrolabe Reef, off the Bay of Plenty coast in the early hours of 5 October 2011. “The Rena response was unprecedented in its scale and complexity and we are better prepared ... More >>

$500,000 Fine And Reparation After Death On Sanford Fishing Vessel

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:32 am | Maritime New Zealand

The death of a crew member on the factory fishing vessel, San Granit , has led to fishing company, Sanford Limited, being fined $375,000, and ordered to pay $121,860 reparations to family and $35,000 costs by the Timaru District Court. Sanford pleaded ... More >>

Maritime NZ Supports Cook Islands With Safety Campaign

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 9:56 am | Maritime New Zealand

New Zealand maritime safety advisors will be on deck alongside their Cook Islands colleagues to help ensure their tourist boats are ready for a big influx of visitors over the next few months. The Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP) is sending ... More >>

Don’t Be A Casualty This Winter

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 2:47 pm | Maritime New Zealand

With as many Kiwi boaties dying in winter as in summer, Maritime NZ is urging all those headed out on the water to be prepared for the changing conditions winter can bring. Whether you are kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, fishing or yachting, ... More >>

Search And Rescue Teams Receive National Award For Perilous High-altitude Rescue

Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 12:47 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A night time high-altitude rescue mission in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park to retrieve two trapped climbers has seen local rescue crews awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) Awards last night (Tuesday, ... More >>

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 >>