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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

National exercise protecting New Zealand coastline and marine environment from oil and pollution
Maritime New Zealand will lead a national maritime emergency exercise from May 9-11 that will involve a “collision” between two ships off the coast of Taranaki.
Friday, 6 May 2016

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

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