Ukrainian fisherman airlifted to hospital
A 41-year-old Ukrainian fisherman with acute appendicitis has been airlifted to Nelson Hospital after falling ill aboard the fishing boat FV Irvinga, 25 nautical miles (46km) north of Farewell Spit today.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
American skipper ordered to pay $3000 after incident on Auckland Harbour
The American skipper of a 17m vessel on a round-the-world cruise has been fined $1000 and ordered to pay reparations of $2000 after snagging a family's fishing craft and dragging it 30m through the water on Waitemata Harbour on 11 January 2014.
Friday, 7 March 2014
Radio navigation warnings now online
The text of all radio navigational warnings for New Zealandâ€™s areas of responsibility is available online for the first time. All warnings will be posted in full on the Land Information New Zealand website, where Notices to Mariners are also found.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
SeaCert Rules Signed
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has signed into law the Maritime Rules giving effect to SeaCert â€“ a major overhaul of the certification process for New Zealand seafarers.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
And now for the good news... lifejackets save lives
Ten days into 2014 and already lifejackets have helped save the lives of at least 11 people.
Friday, 10 January 2014