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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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Feedback sought on insurance applicant guidelines for offshore installations

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Feedback sought on insurance applicant guidelines for offshore installations

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Feedback sought on insurance applicant guidelines for offshore installations Maritime NZ is seeking feedback on guidelines for owners of offshore installations obtaining insurance cover. The consultation is part of the implementation of Marine Protection Rules Part 102 (Part 102), which the Ministry of Transport is also seeking […]

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‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ‘No Excuses’ for Wellington boaties Wellington’s ‘No Excuses’ team is on the harbour checking boaties’ speed and lifejackets as part of the nationwide campaign. This summer, Maritime NZ and nine councils have run the campaign, which can result in infringement notices of up to $300, depending on […]

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Maritime NZ leading the way for seafarers

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Maritime NZ leading the way for seafarers

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Maritime NZ leading the way for seafarers New Zealand is helping local seafarers with fishing qualifications to have their training recognised when working overseas, by being an early adopter of an International Maritime Organization convention. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing […]

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Float-free distress beacons compulsory for fishing vessels

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Float-free distress beacons compulsory for fishing vessels

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Float-free distress beacons compulsory for fishing vessels ‘Float-free’ distress beacons will soon become compulsory for commercial fishing vessels to improve safety in the sector. Operators will need to install float-free EPIRBs on all applicable commercial fishing vessels by 1 January 2019, as one of five maritime rule […]

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Nine 40 series rule exemptions come into effect

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Nine 40 series rule exemptions come into effect

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Nine 40 series rule exemptions come into effect Maritime surveyors have welcomed nine 40 Series rule exemptions that will assist commercial operators in complying more easily with Maritime Rules relating to ship design, construction and equipment. The adoption of new technology and more modern equipment in the […]

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Maritime NZ helps protect Poor Knights marine reserve

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Maritime NZ helps protect Poor Knights marine reserve

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Maritime NZ helps protect Poor Knights marine reserve Maritime NZ is helping protect our marine environment with a campaign against ships encroaching into the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve off Northland. A total of 19 infringement notices were handed out last year for ships that illegally entered […]

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Distress beacon and helmet save injured farmer and dogs from bull attack

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Distress beacon and helmet save injured farmer and dogs from bull attack

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Distress beacon and helmet save injured farmer and dogs from bull attack An injured Hawkes Bay farmer and his dogs have been saved from a bull attack by a PLB distress beacon and a helmet. Farmer Robert Pattullo, who is also a trustee of the Hawkes Bay […]

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Kiribati ferry: Aerial search suspended

By   /  February 2, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kiribati ferry: Aerial search suspended

Source: Maritime New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiribati ferry: Aerial search suspended The Kiribati government has suspended aerial searches for survivors of the ferry MV Butiraoi. Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) Acting Manager Kevin Banaghan said the four search aircraft from New Zealand, Australia and the United States will return to their countries. […]

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