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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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Safer Boating Week launches with a warning for boaties not to become a summer statistic

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Safer Boating Week launches with a warning for boaties not to become a summer statistic

Source: Maritime New ZealandThere have been only three boating fatalities this year for 2018 – almost an all-time low – but already Maritime NZ is warning boaties not to become part of the usual “statistic spike” this summer. Wellington wharf-jumper and incoming Chair of the Safer Boating Forum*, Maritime NZ Deputy Director Sharyn Forsyth, said […]

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Educational workshops for boat fishermen being held in Niue

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Educational workshops for boat fishermen being held in Niue

Source: Maritime New ZealandKeeping lifejackets in seaworthy condition is one focus of workshops being held for fishers in Niue this week. The workshops are being delivered by New Zealand’s Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP), which is a New Zealand Aid-funded programme, administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and delivered by Maritime NZ. […]

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Safer Boating Week: Check your lifejackets – old lifejackets can fail

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Safer Boating Week: Check your lifejackets – old lifejackets can fail

Source: Maritime New ZealandNew Zealand’s national Safer Boating Week (October 12-19) has an important new message for boaties: Check your lifejackets because old lifejackets can fail. “Many boaties’ lifejackets are too old and will not help you float,” Safer Boating Forum* Chair, Sharyn Forsyth, said. Manufacturers say lifejackets should be replaced after up to 10 […]

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Cruise ship L’Austral grounding – fines total $100,000

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Cruise ship L’Austral grounding – fines total $100,000

Source: Maritime New ZealandA French cruise company and ship’s Master have been fined $70,000 and $30,000 respectively for endangering human life and entering a prohibited zone following an incident in the remote New Zealand Subantarctic islands. French company Compagnie du Ponant and Captain Regis Daumesnil, a French citizen, were sentenced today in the Wellington District […]

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Campaign improving commercial fishing safety

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Campaign improving commercial fishing safety

Source: Maritime New ZealandSixty percent of fishing crew who have seen Maritime NZ’s and NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen’s safety campaign are making changes to improve safety. Maritime NZ Director, Keith Manch, said the campaign, Safe Crews Fish More, started in June last year. “Our aim is to reduce accidents on fishing boats, and early […]

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Community service for boatie who collided with ferry

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Community service for boatie who collided with ferry

Source: Maritime New ZealandAn Auckland recreational boatie, Grant Reginald McCutcheon, has been ordered to complete 120 hours community service after his boat collided with a Fullers Group ferry on the Waitemata Harbour. Maritime NZ charged Mr McCutcheon under the Maritime Transport Act with acting dangerously by not keeping a proper look-out. Mr McCutcheon pleaded guilty. […]

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Maritime NZ marks World Maritime Day with a focus on the Pacific

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, KB, Maritime New Zealand, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Maritime NZ marks World Maritime Day with a focus on the Pacific

Source: Maritime New ZealandImproving maritime safety in the Pacific is in the spotlight at an event being held in Auckland today (19 Sept) to celebrate World Maritime Day. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch said the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2018 World Maritime Day will be recognised at a lunch for organisations involved in maritime safety. […]

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Passenger’s back broken on high speed tourist vessel

By   /  March 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Passenger’s back broken on high speed tourist vessel

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Passenger’s back broken on high speed tourist vessel Seafort Holdings Limited and its sole director and shareholder, Richard John Prentice, have been ordered to pay fines and reparations totalling more than $93,000 after a 60-year-old passenger, Raewyn Russell, had her back broken when the company’s high speed […]

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