Media releases 2021
- April 2021(3 releases)show media releases for April 2021
Pair convicted and fined for Lake Hood jet boat crash
Friday, 9 April 2021Two men have been convicted and ordered to pay fines and reparations totalling $7300 each for their part in a boating collision that saw several people injured and one person dragged underneath a jet boat at Lake Hood, near Ashburton, Canterbury, in November 2019.
Easter rescues show being prepared pays off
Wednesday, 7 April 2021This Easter was a busy one for the team at Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ), with a dozen rescue missions coordinated over the long weekend.
- March 2021(1 release)show media releases for March 2021
- February 2021(9 releases)show media releases for February 2021
‘It could be the difference between life and death’
Tuesday, 23 February 2021Rescued dirt biker, Ian Reed explains why he never rides without a personal locator beacon (PLB).
Maritime NZ thanks all involved in search for missing yacht, Tribe
Friday, 19 February 2021Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) is thanking all the organisations and people who searched for the missing yacht, Tribe, yesterday and on Wednesday evening.
Missing yacht, Tribe, found near Whangarei
Thursday, 18 February 2021The yacht, Tribe, which broadcast a Mayday call yesterday evening was found this afternoon in Bream Bay about 4 nautical miles (7km) south of Whangarei.
Missing yacht found
Thursday, 18 February 2021The yacht missing off the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has been found and both people on board are believed safe.
Search for yacht continues
Thursday, 18 February 2021The search for a missing yacht continues today, with the Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Te Kaha still searching east of Coromandel near Great Mercury Island.
Search and rescue operation underway - request for sightings of yacht
Wednesday, 17 February 2021A major search and rescue operation is underway after a mayday call was received from a sinking yacht earlier this evening.
Maritime NZ urges boaties to take safety seriously this weekend
Thursday, 4 February 2021Maritime NZ is urging boaties to take safety seriously ahead of what is expected to be a busy long weekend on the water.
Police and Maritime NZ acknowledge boating manslaughter sentencing
Wednesday, 3 February 2021Police and Maritime NZ acknowledge the sentencing today of Guy Haydon Charles Appleton in the Tauranga High Court.
- January 2021(4 releases)show media releases for January 2021
Maritime Officers pleased with Cup spectators’ behaviour
Friday, 29 January 2021Maritime Officers policing Auckland boat ramps and marinas during Prada Cup racing have been greatly encouraged by boaties’ attitudes to safety, particularly the carrying and wearing of life jackets.
Yellow and Pink Flags Signify Approved Commercial Operators for America’s Cup - Look for the Flag
Thursday, 14 January 2021Maritime NZ has distributed more than 110 distinctive yellow and pink flags to approved commercial operators providing on-the-water viewing for the Prada Cup racing starting this week.
Maritime Officers again on boat ramps for America’s Cup spectators
Thursday, 14 January 2021Maritime Officers will again be out on boat ramps and marinas when the Prada Cup gets underway on Friday, with organisers expecting as many as 3000 craft on the water on key race days.
Injured climbers have lucky escape after fall in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
Thursday, 7 January 2021Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) has coordinated the rescue of three climbers - two with minor injuries - who fell onto rocks near Stewart’s Glacier in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.