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Consultation on proposed changes to seafarer certification
Maritime NZ wants to hear from seafarers and others in the maritime industry about proposed changes to the SeaCert seafarer certification framework that would make it easier for those with some older certificates to continue working.
Monday, 2 May 2016

New satellite system saves the day (light) for injured tramper
A new search and rescue satellite system covering New Zealand has only been operating in test mode for three days, but has already enabled the potentially lifesaving rescue of an injured tramper in the Tararua Ranges.
Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The rescue that wasn’t
A helicopter was airborne and a yacht heading to the rescue of a family fishing group in a runabout in trouble on the Firth of Thames this morning – but the group was actually arriving safely back at the boat ramp.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Fines imposed after charter boat damaged by high seas
Fines totalling more than $16,000 have been imposed after the dolphin-watching charter vessel Dreamweaver was hit and damaged by heavy seas on Auckland Harbour in February 2014 and more than 30 passengers had to be transferred to rescue boats.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Maritime sector gets on board with HSWA
Maritime New Zealand is helping maritime operators prepare to meet the requirements of the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) that came into force today (4 April 2016).
Monday, 4 April 2016


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