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Skipper Responsibility Vital In Fight Against COVID-19

Friday, 27 March 2020, 3:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Skippers of recreational vessels are urged to play their part in the fight against COVID-19 by staying home as the nation unites to beat the spread of the virus. Reports that many people are still taking to the water to go recreational boating, swimming, ... More >>

COVID-19: Kiwis Urged To Exercise In Low-risk Environments

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 4:26 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Stick to simple outdoor exercise, that is the message from the Chair of the Search and Rescue Council Peter Mersi. He is urging people to take only undertake activities that are of a minor risk to injury, and to avoid going into areas where you could ... More >>

$514,300 Fines And Reparation After Grossly Overloaded Fishing Vessel Sinks

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 12:34 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The sinking of a grossly overloaded fishing boat, Victory II , has led to Wellington fishing company Nino’s Limited, its sole director, and the vessel’s master today being fined a total of $449,500, and the company being ordered to pay $64,800 in ... More >>

Company Director Fined $2,500 For Being Asleep At The Wheel As Vessel Collides With Wharf

Monday, 17 February 2020, 9:33 am | Maritime New Zealand

The sole director of Wellington-based Megisti Sailing Charters, Timothy James Newman, has been fined $2,500 for being asleep at the wheel of the catamaran MV Megisti when it collided with the Port Howard Wharf. Maritime NZ Central Compliance Manager, Michael-Paul ... More >>

Missing yachties who issued mayday calls found safe and well

Monday, 6 January 2020, 12:07 pm | Maritime New Zealand

A pair of yachties have been found safe and well in the Bay of Plenty aboard their nine metre yacht this morning after sending out mayday calls last night. More >>

Maritime NZ is looking out for you 24/7 over the holidays

Sunday, 22 December 2019, 1:58 pm | Maritime New Zealand

“Our services are still available 24/7 over the break but we hope you won’t need them!” Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch, said. More >>

Injured fisherman transported on HMNZS Wellington

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 3:35 pm | Maritime New Zealand

On Monday 16 December 2019, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) received alerts for a US registered EPIRB associated with a fishing vessel, Connie S , 700 nautical miles north east of East Cape. More >>

Rescue of injured crew member underway off East Cape

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 4:59 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is facilitating the rescue of an injured crew member on board a fishing vessel, Connie S, 700 nautical miles north east of East Cape. More >>

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 >>



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