NZ to protect seafarers’ safety and wellbeing
Friday, 17 February 2017New Zealand will start enforcing the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) on 9 March – a move that will protect domestic and international seafarers and improve their safety and wellbeing onboard foreign-flagged and New Zealand ships.
Cruise ship comes to rescue of six fishermen
Saturday, 4 February 2017The crew of a cruise ship saved six men from a Tongan fishing boat this afternoon, who had not had water for three days.
Antarctic medical evacuation underway
Tuesday, 31 January 2017Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is co-ordinating the urgent medevac of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a suspected stroke on the cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning.
New education resource – learning from the Rena grounding
Thursday, 26 January 2017School students this year can learn from New Zealand›s most significant maritime pollution emergency, the grounding of MV Rena.
Laugh, but out on the water ‘Nobody’s faster than disaster’
Friday, 20 January 2017Maritime NZ launches the first of three quirky videos tomorrow aimed at getting ‘bullet-proof’ young men, who have never had an accident and reckon they never will to realize “Nobody’s faster than disaster” and actually plan for the worst.