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Friday, 8 February 2013
5:44PM
Tramper slammed for apparent mis-use of beacon A tramper in south Westland who appears to have activated his personal locator beacon simply because he was running late and wanted a ride to his car wasted time, taxpayers' money, and potentially put others at risk. 235 views

Monday, 28 January 2013
3:02PM
Recovery operation planned in Antarctica The search and rescue mission involving a Twin Otter aircraft missing in Antarctica since Wednesday with three crew on board has moved into a recovery phase, after wreckage of the plane was located on Saturday. 188 views

Friday, 25 January 2013
3:04PM
Search for missing aircraft in Antarctica - update #5 The weather conditions in Antarctica remain unchanged. 213 views

Thursday, 24 January 2013
7:08PM
Search for missing aircraft in Antarctica - update #3 Bad weather continues to prevent searchers travelling to the site of a beacon activated by an aircraft with a crew of three Canadian men, overdue on a flight in Antarctica from the South Pole to Terra Nova Bay. 178 views

1:58PM
Search for missing aircraft in Antarctica - update #2 Bad weather is hampering the search for an aircraft with a crew of three Canadian men, overdue on a flight in Antarctica from the South Pole to Terra Nova Bay. 184 views

Wednesday, 23 January 2013
3:59PM
Prosecution after injury unloading fish Fishing company Sanford and fish processing company Pelco have each been fined and ordered to pay a total of $10,000 in reparation after pleading guilty to charges under the Health and Safety in Employment Act following a serious hand injury to a Pelco employee working on board a Sanford vessel in December 2011. 74 views

Saturday, 19 January 2013
5:14PM
New rules around marine garbage discharges now in force New rules restricting the disposal of garbage (or marine debris) from ships, pleasure craft and offshore installations are now in force, with the aim of reducing the amount of marine pollution. 316 views

Friday, 18 January 2013
5:13PM
Simple steps speed rescues The search for a 13-year-old missing after a boating incident in Kawakawa Bay off Auckland again highlights the importance of simple safety preparations when boating, Maritime New Zealand says. 166 views

3:04PM
New rules around marine garbage discharges now in force New rules restricting the disposal of garbage (or marine debris) from ships, pleasure craft and offshore installations are now in force, with the aim of reducing the amount of marine pollution. 320 views

Thursday, 17 January 2013
4:33PM
Proper preparation the key Maritime New Zealand is urging all boaties, not just those in larger vessels to be mindful of safe boating practices, following the fruitless search for a 72-year-old man off the Wairarapa coastline. 70 views

Sunday, 13 January 2013
6:32PM
Search for missing man off Wairarapa coast suspended The search for a 72-year-old man missing off the Wairarapa coast has been formally suspended. 103 views

Saturday, 12 January 2013
6:43PM
Search for missing man continues The Police Dive Squad has been searching throughout Saturday for a 72-year-old man missing off the Wairarapa coast, but no sign of the man has been found. 127 views

Friday, 11 January 2013
3:05PM
Four people rescued after sudden sinking Four people have been winched from the water after their 6m vessel sunk suddenly approximately 10 nautical miles (18.5km) off the Taieri River mouth, south of Dunedin. 261 views

2:52PM
Search off Wairarapa coast for 72-year-old fisherman A search is underway for a 72-year-old Martinborough man missing off the south Wairarapa coast near Te Awaiti. 328 views

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
3:08PM
Search suspended for fishermen missing off Samoa - update #6 The search for 10 fishermen missing off Samoa following last week's cyclone was suspended this morning. 80 views

Monday, 17 December 2012
4:52PM
Search now for 10 fishermen missing off Samoa - update #4 A total of 10 men from four fishing boats missing off Samoa are now the subject of searching by a RNZAF P3 Orion and French Navy Guardian aircraft tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ). 142 views

2:45PM
Search for eight missing fishermen off Samoa - update #3 77 views

Thursday, 13 December 2012
4:19PM
Maritime New Zealand signs formal Arrangement with Korea Coast Guard A formal Arrangement covering areas for cooperation in the Southern Ocean has been signed by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the Korea Coast Guard. 156 views

Tuesday, 4 December 2012
4:14PM
Consultation open for SeaCert (previously QOL) rules Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is inviting industry to have its say on a series of regulatory changes to seafarer certification planned for implementation next year. 238 views

Monday, 26 November 2012
5:09PM
No sign found of Kiribati fishermen An RNZAF P3 Orion is returning to New Zealand after finding no sign of three fishermen missing for four days south of the island of Tarawa, Kiribati. 94 views

Wednesday, 21 November 2012
2:13PM
Leaking yacht under escort to safety The crew of a 13.7 metre (45ft) yacht en route from Fiji to Opua spent an anxious night manually pumping water out of the vessel after it began taking on water and lost power, 54km east of North Cape. 131 views

Friday, 16 November 2012
1:44PM
Boaties unprepared for worst Two potentially disastrous boating incidents within a week highlight the need for recreational boaties to be well prepared before heading out on the water this summer. 56 views

Wednesday, 14 November 2012
2:00PM
Rescues highlight value of personal locator beacons The rescue of two trampers with broken ankles within two days highlights the value of carrying personal locator beacons when tramping in remote locations. 93 views

Wednesday, 31 October 2012
5:30PM
Tramper airlifted from Motatapu An Australian tramper was spared a cold and painful night on the Motatapu Track near Wanaka after seriously injuring his lower leg and activating the tramping group’s Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). 84 views

Friday, 26 October 2012
4:44PM
Rena owners fined Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has welcomed the guilty plea by Daina Shipping Co., the registered owners of the Rena, to a charge under the Resource Management Act relating to the discharge of harmful substances following the grounding of the ship in October 2011. 215 views

Saturday, 13 October 2012
3:17PM
Rena update #238 Underwater steel cutting continues with a team of five divers onboard the Rena each day. 296 views

3:14PM
Personal Locator Beacon saves man's life A late decision to take a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) likely saved a man’s life, after he was rescued from a remote area of bush in Fiordland after activating it yesterday afternoon (11 October). 93 views

Tuesday, 9 October 2012
6:22PM
Maritime New Zealand brings charges relating to Easy Rider Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has laid ten criminal charges as a result of the Easy Rider sinking. 196 views

Thursday, 4 October 2012
2:44PM
Independent review of MNZ response to Rena grounding An independent review of the response by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) to the grounding of the Rena on Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga on 5 October 2011 will be conducted by former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Murdoch. 104 views

Tuesday, 2 October 2012
3:15PM
Rena settlement reached The New Zealand Government and Daina Shipping Company (owner of the MV Rena) have reached a comprehensive financial settlement in respect of matters arising from the ship's grounding on 5 October 2011. 91 views



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