Friday, August 13, 2021
Accidents

New Zealand Files Charges Over Port Worker’s Death

New Zealand’s maritime authority announced charges against the Ports of Auckland and an individual stemming from the death of port worker at a container terminal last year. Maritime NZ said...

August 13, 2021
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Friday, October 23, 2020
Maritime News

New Zealand Stevedoring Company Agrees to Industry-First ‘Enforceable Undertaking’ After Near-Fatal Accident

One of New Zealand’s biggest stevedoring companies will pay $425,000 plus financial compensation to the victim after a near-fatal incident involving one of the company’s workers in December 2017. The company,...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 73

Friday, August 14, 2020
Maritime News

New Zealand Fines Ports of Auckland for Excessive Speeding During Thousands of Pilot Boat Voyages

A New Zealand court has fined the Ports of Auckland and one of its pilot a total of NZD $432,400 for excessive speeding during thousands of pilot boat voyages in...

August 14, 2020
Total Views: 71

Monday, July 13, 2020
Maritime News

New Zealand Fines Stevedoring Company $150,000 for Dropping Excavator from Ship’s Crane

A New Zealand court has sentenced a Tauranga-based stevedoring company to a more $150,000 fine after a 15 tonne excavator was dropped from a ship’s crane nearly killing five workers....

July 13, 2020
Total Views: 47

Monday, September 23, 2019
Maritime News

New Zealand Fines Captain, Chief Officer for Providing False Info After Crewman Passed Out in Hold

The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man-flagged bulk carrier have been fined in New Zealand for giving false information to authorities after a crew member passed out...

September 23, 2019
Total Views: 9

Friday, April 5, 2019
Spinnaker SW ship
Maritime News

New Zealand Charges Captain Over Unsafe Working Practices

Maritime authorities in New Zealand have brought charges against the captain of a Panama-flagged bulk carrier for allowing his crew to work at height without the use of proper safety...

April 5, 2019
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
New Zealand yacht rescue
Accidents

Man Overboard Uses Jeans to Survive Hours Lost at Sea

WELLINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) – Knocked overboard in rough seas off New Zealand, a German yachtsman credited his jeans with saving his life after fashioning them into a make-shift life...

March 12, 2019
Total Views: 86

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Interesting

Asleep at the Wheel: Fatigue Led to Capsize of Fishing Boat and $27,200 Fine

The vessel ran aground January 11, 2018 after the 17-year-old helmsman fell asleep at the wheel. Crew fatigue led to the grounding and loss of commercial fishing vessel Jan and...

August 7, 2018
Total Views: 60

Monday, April 4, 2016
mv rena
News

MV Rena Wreck No Longer a Hazard to Navigation

The wreck of the MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef no longer poses a hazard to navigation nearly four and a half years after the containership ran aground resulting in New...

April 4, 2016
Total Views: 71

Monday, February 29, 2016
Maritime News

MV Rena Owner Allowed to Abandon Wreck

The owners of the MV Rena will be able to abandon what remains of the shipwreck on New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef but will need to pay for ongoing costs under...

February 29, 2016
Total Views: 133

Monday, March 23, 2015
african harrier
Maritime News

Drunk Ship Captain Arrested in New Zealand

Parmod Kumar, Master of the African Harrier, a 2014-built, 37k deadweight ton bulk carrier, pleaded guilty on Monday in New Zealand’s Tauranga District Court to operating a ship under the influence...

March 23, 2015
Total Views: 31

Friday, March 20, 2015
Maritime News

Port of Auckland Fined Over Stevedore’s Fall from Maersk Containership

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has been fined NZD$55,000 (US$41,000) and ordered to pay NZD$25,000 in reparation to a stevedore who was seriously injured in a fall while...

March 20, 2015
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
News

Captain Fined for Failing to Report Ship Grounding

The captain of a Singapore-flagged cargo ship has been fined $2000 after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to notify New Zealand authorities that his vessel had grounded.

June 11, 2014
Total Views: 9