Captain’s alcohol conviction a strong warning: safety is paramount
Monday, 7 August 2017Maritime NZ’s Northern Regional Manager, Neil Rowarth, said today’s (August 7) alcohol conviction of a cargo ship’s master is a strong warning and reminder to seafarers: “Safety is paramount, if you are over the alcohol limit you will be prosecuted”.
Manslaughter conviction a tragic reminder for boaties
Thursday, 3 August 2017Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, said a manslaughter conviction today sends a strong and tragic reminder to recreational boaties to follow all basic safety practices when out on the water, in particular wearing a lifejacket.
Effort to reduce recreational boating fatalities continues
Wednesday, 26 July 2017While more and more Kiwis take to the water in recreational craft (more than 1.4 million last summer) the number of recreational boating fatalities has not increased.
Rescue beacon saves snow-bound skiers
Thursday, 20 July 2017Two skiers rescued this morning from End Peak, east of Treble Cone ski field near Wanaka, did all the right things when snowed in last night.
New Zealand signs new search and rescue arrangement with Chile
Thursday, 20 July 2017A new arrangement was signed today between New Zealand and the Republic of Chile, which aims to ensure collaboration and assistance between both countries for improved search and rescue coordination in their regions.