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Media releases 2010

Men rescued after boat capsize off Wellington coast
A search and rescue operation off Wellington's South Coast today illustrates the importance of boaties having at least two forms of communications ...
Friday, 31 December 2010

Couple rescued after night in the cold
The rescue of a couple who spent a cold night out on a rocky piece of coastline last night highlights the importance of carrying good communications e...
Thursday, 23 December 2010

Report shows MNZ provides value for money
An independent report released today shows that overall Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is providing value for money and is acting in within its mandate....
Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Look after each other on the water this summer
Sticking to a safe speed, watching your wake and keeping a careful lookout are among the top boating tips to ensure a safe summer on the water, says...
Friday, 17 December 2010

Search for missing crewmen suspended
The search for 17 crewmen missing at sea after the sinking of a Korean fishing vessel in the Southern Ocean yesterday has been suspended, the Rescue...
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Search for missing crewmen - update
Three fishing vessels have continued searching overnight for 17 crewmen missing after the Korean-owned and operated No. 1 Insung...
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Rescuers continue to search for missing fishing crew
The search for survivors from a Korean fishing vessel that sank in the Southern Ocean will continue through the night....
Monday, 13 December 2010

Korean vessel sinking update
The search for survivors from a Korean fishing vessel that sunk in the Southern Ocean today has been scaled down, with two New Zealand fishing vesse...
Monday, 13 December 2010

Rescue underway following Korean fishing vessel sinking
Twenty survivors have been recovered from a Korean fishing vessel that sunk in the Southern Ocean early today, while a further five crew have been f...
Monday, 13 December 2010

Collision report released
A report released today into a collision between Japanese and New Zealand vessels in the Southern Ocean highlights the need for all masters to exerc...
Thursday, 18 November 2010

Collision report release and media conference
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) will release its final report into the 6 January collision between the New Zealand-registered vessel Ady Gil<...
Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Fishing vessel operator and skipper convicted
A Hamilton company and its skipper caught operating a fishing vessel without essential safety documentation and outside safe working limits have bee...
Sunday, 14 November 2010

Missing four located near Kiribati
Four people missing in a 4 metre aluminium boat since last Sunday (31 October) have been found safe and well almost a week later near Kiribati, follow...
Monday, 8 November 2010

UPDATE: Search suspended for man overboard
The search for a man missing overboard from the 14 metre yacht Wild Goose has been suspended. ....
Friday, 5 November 2010

UPDATE: Search for man overboard
An extensive search for a New Zealander reported missing overboard from a 14 metre yacht approximately 150 nautical miles west-south-west of Raroton...
Friday, 5 November 2010

Search continuing for man overboard
A search is continuing this morning for a New Zealander reported missing overboard from a 14 metre yacht approximately 150 nautical miles west-south...
Friday, 5 November 2010

Dumped beacon wastes rescue resources
An obsolete emergency beacon left at a rubbish dump has sparked a costly and unnecessary search that lasted almost 24 hours and involved police, hel...
Tuesday, 2 November 2010

West Coast fishing operators convicted
Three West Coast people caught operating fishing vessels without essential safety documentation have been convicted and fined following prosecutions...
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Crashed helicopter found
A helicopter and its two occupants missing near Invercargill since yesterday afternoon have been found....
Friday, 15 October 2010

UPDATE - Search for missing helicopter resumes
The search for a missing helicopter and its two occupants has resumed this morning, with eye witness reports helping to focus search efforts....
Friday, 15 October 2010

Search for missing helicopter to continue
A widespread rescue effort, coordinated by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ), is underway for a helicopter missing in Southland and...
Thursday, 14 October 2010

Four rescued from vessel fire off West Coast
Four fishermen have been rescued from a vessel that caught fire off the West Coast this afternoon....
Thursday, 14 October 2010

Search for missing Tokelauan boys suspended
The search for three local boys missing in a small runabout in Tokelauan waters since last Wednesday has been suspended, after an extensive aerial a...
Monday, 11 October 2010

Search continuing for missing Tokelauan boys
An on water search for three local boys missing in a small runabout in Tokelauan waters is continuing this afternoon but has so far found no trace o...
Friday, 8 October 2010

Search continues for missing Tokelauan boys
An aerial search for three local boys missing in a small runabout in Tokelauan waters was completed today without success....
Thursday, 7 October 2010

Search for missing Tokelauan boys underway
The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is assisting Tokelauan authorities in the search for three local boys missing in a small runabout s...
Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Consultation opens on proposed new QOL framework
A proposed new and improved qualifications and operational limits framework (QOL framework) for New Zealand seafarers has been released today by Marit...
Monday, 27 September 2010

The Year of the Seafarer
Today Maritime New Zealand celebrates World Maritime Day. This year’s theme is "2010: Year of the Seafarer"....
Monday, 20 September 2010

Search suspended for man overboard
The search has been suspended for a crewman missing from a merchant ship north-west of New Zealand, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ)...
Friday, 17 September 2010

Trampers rescued from Tararua Ranges
Two trampers were lifted to safety on Sunday morning after spending a night out in the open in the Tararua Ranges, in a mission coordinated by Rescue ...
Sunday, 29 August 2010

Search in Southern Ocean stood down
The search for survivors from the Oyang 70, which capsized in the Southern Ocean early this morning, has been stood down, ...
Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Grave concerns for missing sailors
There are now grave concerns for three men missing at sea following the sinking of a fishing vessel in the Southern Ocean this morning....
Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Search continues in Southern Ocean
A Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion has now reached the scene of a search and rescue operation underway in the Southern Ocean today....
Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Survivors found following sinking
Forty-four survivors have so far been recovered from liferafts following the sinking of the New Zealand chartered foreign fishing vessel the...

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Men rescued in heavy seas near Niue
Two men have been rescued by a cargo ship after their yacht capsized in stormy seas near Niue yesterday, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand ...
Monday, 2 August 2010

Safety lessons for all boaties following conviction
The conviction today of a recreational jet boat driver following a fatal accident highlights the dangers of poor decision-making and skippers depart...
Friday, 16 July 2010

Two men rescued after light plane crash
Two men have been winched to safety and flown to Palmerston North Hospital in a rescue mission managed by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand ...
Monday, 12 July 2010

Waikato search and rescue teams sharpen skills
Volunteers from the Waikato search and rescue district will have the chance to take to the region’s skies and sharpen their aerial observation sk...
Thursday, 24 June 2010

Hands-on experience invaluable to NZ
First-hand experience gained by New Zealand experts working with the 33,000-strong oil spill response team in the Gulf of Mexico will prove invaluable...
Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Hanjin Bombay safely in port
A log carrier that ran aground in Tauranga Harbour yesterday evening (21 June) and was later floated free has now safely returned to port....
Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Grounded vessel floated free
A log carrier that ran aground in Tauranga Harbour at 8.06pm on Monday evening has been floated free and is currently safely at anchor about 1.5km o...
Monday, 21 June 2010

Coastguard rescues four in wild Kaikoura seas
UPDATED from earlier release: The vessel Marguerite has been recovered by Kaikoura Coastguard and taken to safe harbour....
Saturday, 19 June 2010

Coastguard rescues four in wild Kaikoura seas
Four people were rescued from a stricken yacht in fierce weather conditions near Kaikoura in a mission coordinated by the Rescue Coordination Centre...
Saturday, 19 June 2010

Canterbury search and rescue teams sharpen skills
Volunteers from the Canterbury search and rescue district will have the chance to take to the region's skies and sharpen their aerial observation sk...
Friday, 18 June 2010

Advisory: MNZ staff returning from Gulf
Two technical experts from Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) assisting with the clean-up of the Gulf of Mexico spill will return to New Zealand next week a...
Thursday, 17 June 2010

Vessel fire extinguished
A fire on board a tug in the Hauraki Gulf this morning has been extinguished and the vessel is now making its way back to Auckland....
Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Couple winched from disabled yacht
Two people aboard a yacht that lost its mast off the coast of Northland were plucked to safety this morning in a dramatic rescue coordinated by the ...
Monday, 7 June 2010

Maritime New Zealand staff support spill response
Two technical experts from Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) have flown to the United States at the invitation of one of the oil spill response companies ass...
Thursday, 3 June 2010

Investigation into vessel grounding underway
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is investigating the grounding of a vessel in Golden Bay this morning....
Thursday, 6 May 2010

Investigation into vessel grounding underway
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is investigating the grounding of a vessel in Golden Bay this morning....
Thursday, 6 May 2010

Consultation launched on new maritime safety system
Consultation on a proposed new framework to improve safety in the commercial maritime sector has been launched today by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ)....
Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Badly injured hunter rescued
A seriously injured hunter was last night airlifted to safety in a rescue mission launched by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ)....
Tuesday, 20 April 2010

QOL Review Design Process Announced
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) today announced the process it will follow for the development of its new qualification and operational limits framework....
Monday, 19 April 2010

Judicial review upholds Director's decision
The High Court has upheld the decision by the Director of Maritime New Zealand (the Director) to withdraw approval for a Nelson company to operate wit...
Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Yacht boarded
The skipper of the yacht Tafadzwa, Paul van Rensburg, is not on board the vessel, found drifting around 60 nautical miles (1...
Monday, 29 March 2010

Missing yacht found
The missing yacht Tafadzwa has been found drifting 60 nautical miles (110 kilometres) west of the Chatham Islands by an Airf...
Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sentencing highlights importance of keeping lookout
The sentencing today of a skipper who drove his launch into a trimaran with a family of six on board near Waikawa Bay last year highlights the impor...
Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Search for missing yachtsman suspended
The search for a yacht missing off the East Coast has been suspended, after three days of searching yielded no sign of the vessel....
Thursday, 18 March 2010

No sign of missing yacht
The search for a yacht missing off the East Coast is nearing the end of its third day, with no sign of the missing vessel....
Thursday, 18 March 2010

Search for missing yacht continuing
The search for a yacht missing off the East Coast with one man on board will continue today....
Thursday, 18 March 2010

Search for yacht to continue tomorrow
The search for a yacht missing off the East Coast with one man on board will resume at first light tomorrow after a second full day's searching fail...
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Second plane joins search for yacht
A second search plane has joined a Royal New Zealand Airforce P3 Orion in the search for a yacht missing off the East Coast....
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Airforce P3 Orion searching for missing yacht
A Royal New Zealand Airforce P3 Orion began searching at first light this morning for a yacht missing off the East Coast....
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Amendment to Maritime Rule 42E
The standards applying to the design, construction and equipment of commercial sailing ships have been set out in a new Maritime Rule....
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Amendment to Maritime Rule 42B
A change to Maritime Rule 42B is expected to reduce compliance costs by giving owners and masters greater responsibility for safety on board their v...
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Amendment to Maritime Rules Part 90
As part of its review of Maritime Rules Part 90, which sets national standards for pilotage, Maritime NZ has brought forward an amendment to one of ...
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Amendments to Maritime Rules 40E, 42B and 90
Three changes to Maritime Rules have been gazetted and will come into force on 1 April 2010....
Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Aerial search to resume at first light
The search for a yacht missing off the East Coast with one person on board will resume at first light tomorrow, after searchers failed to find any s...
Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Aerial search continues for missing yacht
Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is continuing its aerial search for a yacht missing off the East Coast with one person on board....
Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Aerial search underway for missing yacht
Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has mounted an aerial search for a yacht missing off the East Coast with one person on board....
Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Decision reserved in judicial review
A judicial review of the Director of Maritime New Zealand's (MNZ) decision to revoke approval for Survey Nelson Limited (SNL) to operate as a Safe Shi...
Friday, 12 March 2010

Aoraki/Mt Cook search stood down
The search for two men who activated their emergency locator beacon on Aoraki/Mt Cook on Friday has been stood down, following confirmation they are...
Sunday, 7 March 2010

Possible sighting of climbers on Mt Cook
A rescue helicopter has sighted two men believed to be a climbing party who activated an emergency locator beacon on Aoraki/Mt Cook yesterday, the R...
Saturday, 6 March 2010

Search continues for two men on Mt Cook
A rescue helicopter is flying this morning to look for two men who spent the night on Mt Cook after activating their emergency locator beacon yester...
Saturday, 6 March 2010

Search launched in Mount Cook National Park
Weather has hampered efforts this evening to reach a party of two climbers who activated an emergency beacon on Mt Cook/Aoraki's Middle Peak today...
Friday, 5 March 2010

Trans-Tasman rower to continue journey
A solo rower attempting to cross the Tasman from Australia to New Zealand will continue on his journey this morning after issuing a distress signal la...
Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Beacon registrations hit record high
A year on from the decommissioning of the 121.5 Megahertz (MHz) emergency distress beacon network, 7,751 new beacon registrations show people have 'ma...
Monday, 1 February 2010

Maritime industry voices heard
A report outlining how maritime qualifications might be improved to meet the future needs of the sector has been released today for industry comment b...
Monday, 1 February 2010

Foveaux Strait incident under investigation
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) confirms it is investigating a reported near miss incident involving the vessels Foveaux Express and Southern Express in Fo...
Thursday, 21 January 2010

Collision under investigation
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) confirms it is investigating an incident involving the New Zealand registered whaling protest vessel the Ady Gil and Japa...
Thursday, 7 January 2010