Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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MV Rena Shipwreck: New Zealand’s Worst Maritime Disaster in Photos

The MV Rena was traveling at a speed of 17 knots when it grounded on Astrolabe Reef off the coast of New Zealand on October 5, 2011, during a voyage...

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 16012

Friday, August 13, 2021

COVID-19 Scare on Containership in New Zealand

New Zealand health officials have confirmed at least 11 cases of COVID-19 on board a Hamburg Sud containership off the coast of Tauranga, putting dozens of port workers in health...

August 13, 2021
Total Views: 1203

Monday, July 26, 2021

Delta Cases Rise on Containership in New Zealand

New Zealand health officials have confirmed additional cases of COVID-19 on board the containership Mattina, bringing the total number of confirmed cases on the ship to 15. Officials perviously reported...

July 26, 2021
Total Views: 1648

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Port Of Auckland To Allow America’s Cup Yachts To Race In Shipping Lanes

By Greg Stutchbury (Reuters) – America’s Cup defenders Team New Zealand are hoping that a Wednesday decision by Ports of Auckland will make it possible for two of their proposed...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 101

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

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New Zealand Cracks Down On Livestock Ships

by Praveen Menon (Reuters) – New Zealand on Friday said it had introduced new requirements for the safe transport of livestock, after a cattle ship capsized in the East China...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 304

Monday, July 6, 2020

Log Carrier Loses Power Leaving New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga

A Singapore-flagged log carrier that lost power as it departed New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga is now safely at anchor in deep water outside the harbor, maritime officials have confirmed....

July 6, 2020
Total Views: 80

Monday, June 22, 2020
Cruise Ships

New Zealand Extends Ban on Cruise Ships and Tightens Border Rules

WELLINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – New Zealand on Monday extended a ban on cruise ships arriving in the country and tightened measures for visitors to exit quarantine, after reporting more...

June 22, 2020
Total Views: 32

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Daiwan Justice Detained in New Zealand
Maritime News

New Zealand Detains Bulker Over Unpaid Wages to Crew

Maritime authorities in New Zealand have detained the bulk carrier Daiwan Justice after learning that the crews’ wages had not been paid for almost four months. Responding to tip from...

March 7, 2019
Total Views: 15

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pilot, Master Miscommunication Led to Cruise Ship Grounding in New Zealand

On January 27, 2016, the Maltese-flagged passenger ship Azamara Quest, with a pilon on board, was en route to the port of Picton in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds when it...

May 3, 2018
Total Views: 60

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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Maritime News

New Zealand Steps Up Climate Change Fight With Offshore Exploration Ban

By Tracy Withers (Bloomberg) — New Zealand will stop granting offshore oil and gas exploration permits, saying it is committed to playing its part in tackling climate change. The government is taking...

April 12, 2018
Total Views: 4

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Kiribati Ferry Rescue
Lifesaving Incidents

Eight Survivors Recovered From Missing Kiribati Ferry

by Stephen Coates (Reuters) – New Zealand military planes on Monday were scouring a section of the Pacific Ocean for more survivors from the missing ferry MV Butiraoi after eight...

January 28, 2018
Total Views: 8

Monday, April 4, 2016
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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: 139

Monday, October 26, 2015

Good Samaritan Vessels Rescue 36 from Burning Fishing Vessel in Remote Pacific

  The 36-member crew of a Papua New Guinea-flagged commercial purse seiner are safe following a joint rescue by good samaritan vessels and search and rescue authorities in a remote...

October 26, 2015
Total Views: 16

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bunker Fuel Spill in New Zealand’s Tauranga Harbour

Bad weather was hampering clean-up of a bunker fuel spill from a ship in New Zealand's Tauranga Harbour.

April 27, 2015
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Maritime News

China Navigation Orders Kiwi-Flagged Self-Discharging Cement Carrier

Swire Bulk Logistics, the shipping division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo), has announced today a long term partnership with New Zealand’s Golden Bay Cement (GBC) to build, own and operate a dedicated,...

February 24, 2015
Total Views: 24

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Maritime News

Rena Grounding Final Report Reveals Errors, Lack of Oversight

New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission has just released its Final Report into the causes and circumstances of the 2011 grounding.

December 18, 2014
Total Views: 2867

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MV Rena Abandonment Decision Heads to Environment Court With Council’s Approval

The decision to abandon the wreckage of the former MV Rena containership from New Zealand’s Astrolabe Reef will head to the country’s top Environment Court with the recommendation from local authorities...

November 6, 2014
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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