Dramatic search and ‘rescue’ in Auckland Harbour
Tuesday, 23 May 2017A dramatic search and rescue demonstration will take place on Auckland Harbour from 2.30 pm tomorrow (Wednesday), involving a US Coast Guard plane, a rescue helicopter winching people from the water and flares.
Emergency details needed for rescue beacons
Monday, 22 May 2017Search and rescue helicopter crews had only a signal location for each incident when responding to two separate rescue beacon alerts from South Island mountains yesterday afternoon.
Preparation saves lives, say Pacific search and rescue experts
Monday, 22 May 2017‘Prep, check, know’ to save your life if you’re heading out on the world’s biggest ocean, say experts attending the Pacific Search and Rescue (SAR) conference in Auckland (22-26 May).
Pacific leaders strengthen search and rescue
Sunday, 21 May 2017Pacific search and rescue leaders are meeting in Auckland (May 22-26) to strengthen search and rescue (SAR) across the region and save lives.
Consultation: Ships in polar waters and other maritime and marine protection rules
Thursday, 17 May 2017The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed a new code for ships in polar waters, and made other changes to improve safety of ships, crew, and the environment.
Consultation closes Sunday: Compulsory “float-free” distress beacons for commercial fishing boats?
Thursday, 11 May 2017Consultation closes Sunday (June11) on changes to six maritime rules, including one that would make automatic “float-free” emergency position- indicating radio beacons, EPIRB distress beacons, compulsory for more commercial fishing boats.