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Auckland Harbourmaster
Auckland Harbourmaster staff had a busy start to summer monitoring rec boaties on the water, enjoying the opportunity to work with Maritime NZ on the “No Excuses” campaign.

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The Platino and the Southern Lily 2016 rescue at sea.
A container ship was involved in the rescue of two men and a woman, 550km north of New Zealand.

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MNZ satellite
Australia and New Zealand worked together to install a new search and rescue satellite receiving station.

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Operation Moana
Maritime NZ collaborated with other agencies to inspect and educate during Operation Moana.

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RCCNZ in Antarctica
RCCNZ had a high-profile start to the year with the search for three Canadian men missing in the Antarctic.

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RCCNZ headed an international search and rescue mission to save the crew of the vessel Sparta.

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Rena on Astrolabe reef
The grounding of Rena lead to a widespread response when it struck the Astrolabe reef and began to leak oil.

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Collision between Ady Gil and Shonan Maru No. 2.
Maritime NZ investigated the collision between the Ady Gil and the Japanese vessel Shonan Maru No. 2.

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Searching for Princess Ashika by air
Search and rescue responses were launched following the sinking of Princess Ashika.

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Seawyf incident
A safety inspector visited the scene of an incident involving the fishing vessel Seawyf, which ran aground on a reef.

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Taharoa Express incident
The Taharoa Express, began to list after its load of iron sand shifted during rough seas and heavy swells.

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Kotuku incident
Maritime NZ set an exclusion zone around the Kotuku after it capsized and killed six people on board.

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Oil recovery vessel
The Taranui, NZ’s first oil recovery vessel, was launched to help combat significant oil spills.

View more from 2005

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