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Easter boaties warned: Cold water reduces survival times

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Easter boaties warned: Cold water reduces survival times

Source: Maritime New ZealandMaritime NZ is urging boaties to plan ahead and factor in the dangers posed by cold water and air temperatures this Easter. Recreational Boating Lead for Maritime NZ Baz Kirk said survival times are reduced in the cold and boaties need to know the marine weather conditions before they hit the water. […]

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Maritime NZ welcomes the High Courts interpretation of rules relating to maritime pilots licences

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Maritime NZ welcomes the High Courts interpretation of rules relating to maritime pilots licences

Source: Maritime New Zealand Maritime NZ has welcomed the outcome of the High Court Declaratory Judgment that clarifies the requirements for pilot licences under the Maritime Rules. The New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association and the New Zealand Merchant Service Guild sought the declaratory judgment after Maritime NZ indicated an experienced mariner who did not hold […]

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VHF radio + float-free distress beacon save Chatham Island cray fishers

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on VHF radio + float-free distress beacon save Chatham Island cray fishers

Source: Maritime New Zealand Three crew from a Chatham Islands crayfish boat were saved this morning thanks to a float-free EPIRB distress beacon and the VHF radio network. Rescue Coordination Centre NZ received the distress beacon alert at 8.20 am this morning from Western Reef, 32 kilometres northwest of the Chatham Islands. The team spoke […]

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For the first time: No Excuses for Otago boaties

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on For the first time: No Excuses for Otago boaties

Source: Maritime New Zealand Otago boaties can expect ‘No Excuses’ from the Harbourmaster and Maritime NZ this weekend. The team will be on the water to ensure boaties are wearing life jackets, keeping a safe speed and following the rules. This is the first time Otago Regional Council has done ‘No Excuses’ days and lead […]

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Person rescued from sea 15 nautical miles east of Tolaga Bay, near Gisborne

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Person rescued from sea 15 nautical miles east of Tolaga Bay, near Gisborne

Source: Maritime New Zealand A man who went overboard from his yacht earlier today was fortunate to be rescued before nightfall. The Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) began a search and rescue operation at 2.04 pm today after receiving a MAYDAY call from the yacht. RCCNZ Senior Search and Rescue Coordinator Chris Henshaw said, “Maritime […]

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Taiwanese vessel detained in New Zealand for not paying crew

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Taiwanese vessel detained in New Zealand for not paying crew

Source: Maritime New Zealand Maritime NZ detained the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Daiwan Justice on Saturday, 2 March 2019, at Lyttelton after a complaint the crews’ wages had not been paid for almost four months. Maritime NZ Southern Regional Compliance Manager Michael Vredenburg said, the detention was lifted later on Saturday after the ship’s operator, Taiwanese […]

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No Excuses for Kapiti boaties this weekend

By   /  March 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, Maritime New Zealand, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand  /  Comments Off on No Excuses for Kapiti boaties this weekend

Source: Maritime New Zealand There will be ‘No Excuses’ for Kapiti boaties found breaking the rules off the Kapiti Coast this weekend. “We’re working with our partners at Greater Wellington Regional Council and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) staff on the NZ Police launch Lady Elizabeth IV to ensure boaties are doing the right thing […]

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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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