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97 percent of NZ trade is transported by ship, and going up
“The maritime industry is indispensable to New Zealand,” Director of Maritime New Zealand, Keith Manch said today.”
Thursday, 23 June 2016

Ring-fencing option supported as SeaCert submissions flow in
Maritime NZ has received around 350 submissions on proposed changes to rules on seafarer certification that would allow holders of many older certificates to continue working without transitioning to the new SeaCert system.
Thursday, 23 June 2016

New health and safety guide for mariners
Maritime NZ has developed two new publications aimed at increasing maritime operator’s understanding of their health and safety obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 2015.
Thursday, 23 June 2016

Ports of Auckland fined after stevedore injured in fall
Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has been fined $49,980 and ordered to pay $12,000 in reparations after a stevedore employed by the company fell nearly 3m off the unguarded edge of a hatch lid, leaving him temporarily unconscious and fracturing his elbow.
Monday, 20 June 2016

Search for missing sailor suspended
The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has suspended the search for the sailor lost overboard from the yacht Platino on Monday morning, 550km north of New Zealand.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016


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