Health and safety patrol visits mussel barges
Tuesday, 18 April 2017Maritime NZ teamed with the Maritime Police to conduct health and safety inspections of the high-risk mussel barge sector in the Coromandel and Firth of Thames recently.
Polish yachtie rescued by cargo ship
Sunday, 16 April 2017The Polish round-the-world yachtsman whose yacht Regina R suffered steering failure on Thursday 2,700 kms east of New Zealand has been rescued by cargo ship the Key Opus and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) in an operation overseen by Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ).
Straitsman first vessel certified under MLC
Thursday, 13 April 2017Cook Strait passenger ferry the Straitsman is the first New Zealand ship to be certified under the international Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).
Excellent lifejacket compliance – keep it up at Easter
Thursday, 13 April 2017Initial results from a new national on-the-water survey show 96 percent of boaties are following the lifejacket rules, and the Director of Maritime NZ, Keith Manch, is urging boaties to keep up the good work at Easter.
Consultation: Compulsory “float-free” distress beacons for commercial fishing boats?
Wednesday, 12 April 2017Consultation begins tomorrow (April 13) 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.
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.