Media releases 2020
- June(3 releases)show media releases for June 2020
$155,000 reparation and fines, and “project order” imposed after injuries to ferry passengers
Friday, 5 June 2020Auckland company, Fullers Group Limited, has been ordered to pay $68,336 in reparation to two victims after four passengers were injured – one suffering serious head injuries – when the passenger ferry, Kea, collided with the Devonport wharf on 9 November 2017.
Safer Boating Forum welcomes TAIC report linking jet boat crash to alcohol
Thursday, 4 June 2020The Safer Boating Forum welcomes a Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) report into a fatal jet boat crash on the Hollyford River in March 2019.
- May(4 releases)show media releases for May 2020
Outdoors enthusiasts: play it safe this busy Queen’s Birthday
Friday, 29 May 2020Enjoy your Queen’s Birthday weekend, but please put safety first. That’s the message from Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ), Coastguard NZ and Water Safety New Zealand to boaties, hunters, trampers and other outdoors enthusiasts.
New guidelines for Hydrographic Surveying published
Tuesday, 19 May 2020Maritime NZ and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) are pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 Good Practice Guidelines for Hydrographic Surveys in New Zealand Ports and Harbours.
Recreational boaties urged to be responsible skippers when getting back on the water
Wednesday, 13 May 2020Leading up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Maritime NZ wants to make sure skippers of all recreational vessels, no matter how big or small, stay safe.
RCCNZ asks recreational water users: consider rescuers before you head out
Friday, 1 May 2020Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is asking people thinking about recreational activities on the water to consider if it›s necessary for them to go out while New Zealand continues its heightened response to COVID-19.
- April(2 releases)show media releases for April 2020
Kiwis urged to stay on course over Easter
Thursday, 9 April 2020Representatives from New Zealands Search and Rescue, Water Safety and Outdoor Recreation sectors are encouraged by positive signs that people are in general following advice to stay at home and save lives.
COVID-19: At Easter, stay out of the water, off the beaches and stay safe
Thursday, 9 April 2020With Easter approaching, the Safer Boating Forum is telling people that by staying home, we are all helping keep our family, friends and other people safe - and doing our bit to get our country through this really difficult time.
- March(6 releases)show media releases for March 2020
Skipper responsibility vital in fight against COVID-19
Tuesday, 27 March 2020Skippers of recreational vessels are urged to play their part in the fight against COVID-19 by staying home as the nation unites to beat the spread of the virus.
COVID-19: Kiwis urged to exercise in low-risk environments
Tuesday, 24 March 2020Stick to simple outdoor exercise, that is the message from the Chair of the Search and Rescue Council Peter Mersi.
New boat for Tokelau
Friday, 13 March 2020Children on the remote atoll of Fakaofo, in Tokelau, will soon be travelling to school in style on a new school boat built in Christchurch with support from the Pacific Maritime Safety Programme (PMSP).
Blessing and launch of new school boat for Tokelau
Monday, 9 March 2020Invitation to media: Blessing and launch of new school boat for Tokelau by the Minister of Broadcasting, Communication and Digital Media Kris Faafoi.
$514,300 fines and reparation after grossly overloaded fishing vessel sinks
Wednesday, 4 March 2020The sinking of a grossly overloaded fishing boat, Victory II, has led to Wellington fishing company Nino’s Limited, its sole director, and the vessel’s master today being fined a total of $449,500, and the company being ordered to pay $64,800 in reparation to the crew for unpaid wages.
- February(1 release)show media releases for February 2020
Company director fined $2,500 for being asleep at the wheel as vessel collides with wharf
Friday, 17 February 2020The sole director of Wellington-based Megisti Sailing Charters, Timothy James Newman, has been fined $2,500 for being asleep at the wheel of the catamaran MV Megisti when it collided with the Port Howard Wharf.
- January(2 releases)show media releases for January 2020
“No Excuses” for recreational boaties on the water in West Coast - Buller District Council this weekend
Friday, 17 January 2020Recreational boaties on the West Coast of the South Island will be safer this summer, thanks to the Buller District Council joining the national compliance “No Excuses” campaign.