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Man saved from burning fishing vessel off Westport

By   /  February 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Man saved from burning fishing vessel off Westport

Source: Maritime New Zealand A lone fisherman is lucky to be alive after the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ plucked him from a life raft after his boat caught fire. RCCNZ received an alert from an EPIRB distress beacon at 11 am today, from the vessel located 12 miles west off Cape Foulwind, Westport. The team […]

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Old lifejackets can fail – replace them

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Old lifejackets can fail – replace them

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime NZ and Coastguard New Zealand are reminding boaties to replace and destroy their old lifejackets as they can fail when you need them most. Maritime NZ Deputy Director, Sharyn Forsyth, said old lifejackets are dangerous and should be replaced as soon as possible with modern foam-filled or inflatable lifejackets and destroyed […]

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A record low – four boating fatalities in 2018

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on A record low – four boating fatalities in 2018

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime NZ is thanking boaties for taking their safety seriously in 2018 after a record low number of four fatalities last year. Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch, said each year about 19 or 20 recreational boaties die on the water, with there being a sudden spike in fatal accidents at the end […]

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Couple safely rescued off Ball Pass Aoraki/Mt Cook today

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Couple safely rescued off Ball Pass Aoraki/Mt Cook today

Source: Maritime New ZealandAs of 1.04pm, the couple and all members of the DOC Search and Rescue Alpine Rescue team had safely returned by helicopter to Bull Hutt Road and were then transferred by road to the Aoraki Mt Cook Alpine Rescue base. The couple were assessed by the medical team at the base and […]

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Couple awaiting rescue off Ball Pass Aoraki/Mt Cook today

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Couple awaiting rescue off Ball Pass Aoraki/Mt Cook today

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Couple awaiting rescue off Ball Pass Aoraki/Mt Cook today A couple in their 60s are currently awaiting rescue off Ball Pass Aoraki/Mt Cook after bad weather and severe exhaustion meant they could not get themselves to safety, requiring the assistance of the Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) […]

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No Excuses in Kaikoura for speeding boaties, no lifejackets

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on No Excuses in Kaikoura for speeding boaties, no lifejackets

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: No Excuses in Kaikoura for speeding boaties, no lifejackets Kaikoura boaties will have more than whales to look out for this Thursday and Friday. Staff from Environment Canterbury and Maritime NZ will be on NZ Police launch Lady Elizabeth IV off the Kaikoura coast checking boaties lifejacket […]

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Maritime NZ continues providing 24/7 services over the Christmas holiday period

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Maritime NZ continues providing 24/7 services over the Christmas holiday period

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime NZ is reminding New Zealanders to stay safe this holiday period but should assistance be needed, then many of our services are available 24/7 throughout the holidays. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch said “While our services are available, we’d of course prefer you not to need them!” “We urge the public […]

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Four recreational boating fatalities so far this year – how not to become a statistic

By   /  December 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Four recreational boating fatalities so far this year – how not to become a statistic

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Four recreational boating fatalities so far this year – how not to become a statistic Amongst the sad drowning statistics released at the weekend, there is some good news in that recreational boating fatalities are well down on last years figures: So far this year four people […]

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Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder: there is no tolerance for breaking the alcohol limit

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder: there is no tolerance for breaking the alcohol limit

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Captain’s prosecution a strong reminder: there is no tolerance for breaking the alcohol limit Maritime NZ’s Regional Manager Central, Michael-Paul Abbott, said today’s (December 13) sentencing of a cargo ship’s master is a strong reminder and warning to seafarers: “if you are over the alcohol limit, you […]

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Float-free EPIRB distress beacons compulsory from 1 January

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Float-free EPIRB distress beacons compulsory from 1 January

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime NZ is reminding operators they must install float-free EPIRB distress beacons on commercial fishing vessels by 1 January 2019. This applies to those vessels between 7.5 metres and 24 metres operating outside enclosed waters. Domonic Venz, Maritime NZ’s Assistant Compliance Manager for Southern Region, who was previously a commercial fisherman, says […]

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New inter-atoll vessel gifted to Tokelau

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New inter-atoll vessel gifted to Tokelau

Source: Maritime New ZealandA new inter-atoll vessel for Tokelau funded through New Zealand Aid will provide safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation between the country’s three atolls, the Director of Maritime NZ Keith Manch says. The vessel, Fetu o te Moana, or Star of the Sea, is a 13-metre partly covered aluminium boat with two 440hp […]

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Real rescue inspires dramatic new marine VHF ads

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Real rescue inspires dramatic new marine VHF ads

Source: Maritime New ZealandThe real life rescue of three Hawkes Bay boaties in July this year is the inspiration behind Maritime NZ’s dramatic new advertisement urging boaties to take a VHF radio and knowing how to use it. “It’s the first time Maritime NZ has run a VHF radio TV campaign. Having a VHF radio […]

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Maritime safety audits for Pacific Island countries

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Maritime safety audits for Pacific Island countries

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime officers from around the Pacific are in Wellington this week studying how to prepare their countries for audit by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Maritime NZ‘s Chief Executive Keith Manch says the training is an opportunity to improve maritime safety standards across the Pacific. Maritime representatives from seven Pacific countries will […]

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Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Wellington ferry skipper fined $1,688 after grounding

Source: Maritime New ZealandThe skipper of one of Wellington’s East by West ferries, Iain David Wilson, has been fined $1,688 after speeding and grounding the passenger ferry, City Cat. Maritime NZ Central Region Compliance Manager, Michael-Paul Abbott, said Mr Wilson was the skipper of the City Cat at that time the ferry grounded at 17 […]

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Maritime NZ consulting on Maritime Levy and fees – have your say!

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Maritime NZ consulting on Maritime Levy and fees – have your say!

Source: Maritime New ZealandConsultation opens today on changes to the Maritime Levy and fees – also known as the Maritime NZ Funding Review. “Maritime NZ is focused on being an efficient, responsive, and cost-effective regulator and making sure New Zealand’s maritime safety, security and marine environmental interests are addressed effectively,” says Director Keith Manch. The […]

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Boating grants: 4,000 new lifejackets, education for 5,000 children, training for boaties, and more!

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Boating grants: 4,000 new lifejackets, education for 5,000 children, training for boaties, and more!

Source: Maritime New ZealandNorthland Regional Council,Maritime Officer, Tammy Crookshanks, tammyc@nrc.govt.nz09 402 0018 027 492 1287 ‘Be a safe boatie mate’ campaign is focused on promoting ‘skipper responsibility’. We are concentrating on lifejackets, speed and wake, jet ski registration and boat safety. The campaign involves the use of videos, radio advertising, on-water patrols, events, competitions, employing […]

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Extended ‘No Excuses’ campaign begins

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Extended ‘No Excuses’ campaign begins

Source: Maritime New ZealandToday, Maritime NZ, 13 councils and the Lake Taupo Harbourmaster are starting an extended “No Excuses” campaign for recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water. Maritime NZ Deputy Director, Sharyn Forsyth, said the campaign is starting in Southland this year, with Environment Southland Harbourmaster’s staff […]

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Skippers can be fined and prosecuted for no lifejackets

By   /  October 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Skippers can be fined and prosecuted for no lifejackets

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime NZ is urging skippers of all recreational boats, no matter how big or small, to “check your lifejackets”. The skipper must have lifejackets of the right size for everyone on board and must ensure everyone is wearing a lifejacket at times of heightened risk. “If they do not have lifejackets they […]

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Kiwi boaties: save your life this Labour Weekend, check the forecast

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kiwi boaties: save your life this Labour Weekend, check the forecast

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime NZ is reminding boaties heading out on the water this Labour Weekend that checking the marine weather forecast could save their lives. Fifty eight percent of Kiwi boaties say they check the marine forecast ‘every time’ prior to heading out (up from 52% in 2017), according to the latest Ipsos research […]

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New research: Boaties behaving more safely!

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, KB, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on New research: Boaties behaving more safely!

Source: Maritime New ZealandNew research released today shows recreational boaties are behaving more safely but Maritime NZ is warning them not to slip up on their good work this summer. Lifejacket wearing behaviour is steady; more boaties are checking the weather; taking two ways to call for help; and avoiding alcohol when going out on […]

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