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Delays in calling for help cost lives at sea
Maritime New Zealand is warning professional seafarers and recreational boaties – if in trouble don’t delay, activate your distress beacon or call for help!
Monday, 30 May 2016

New harbourmaster appointed for Port of Taharoa
Maritime New Zealand has appointed Captain Jon Jon Peters as harbourmaster for the Port of Taharoa.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Six minute search saves two lost fishermen 480km from land
Two Kiribati fishermen missing for five days in a 4.5m open boat have been found just six minutes into the search of more than 43000 square kilometers of ocean.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Old salts may have tickets preserved
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is proposing to make some changes that will preserve some of the romance of the sea by allowing seafarers to continue to use certificates (tickets) with such names as Master Small Home Trade Ship, Master River Ship, and Second and Third Class Steam Engineer.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016

FCVs meet deadline to reflag
Most of the 19 FCVs that needed to reflag to New Zealand by May 1 have successfully achieved it.
Friday, 6 May 2016


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