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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

February 24, 2015
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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: 3236

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

November 6, 2014
Total Views: 25

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

June 11, 2014
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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China Navigation to Acquire Pacifica Shipping

The China Navigation Company (CNCo), the deep sea shipping arm of the multinational Swire Group, has announced today the signing of a conditional sale and

December 17, 2013
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Report: Initial Response to MV Rena Grounding Flawed, But Overall Effective

New Zealand's maritime safety authority, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), has been put under the microscope for their response to the October 2011 MV Rena

December 4, 2013
Total Views: 57

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Classic Video: Fishing Boats Battle Grey River Bar During Flood

Here’s a classic video showing fishing boats attempting to cross the Grey River bar during an epic flood. The bar, which located near the city of

November 19, 2013
Total Views: 657

Thursday, August 29, 2013
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DOF Subsea Awarded Installation Contract Offshore New Zealand

DOF Subsea has announced today the award of a NOK 150 million subsea installation contract offshore New Zealand from Austrian energy firm OMV. Located 50

August 29, 2013
Total Views: 9

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Zealand Warships Now Permitted to Call on US Ports, 28-Year Ban Ended

Since 1984, New Zealand has banned US warships carrying nuclear material, whether it be for fuel or as weaponry, from entering their ports.  The U.S.

September 21, 2012
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fishing Vessel On Fire Off New Zealand, 43 Crew Abandon Ship [UPDATE]

Update: All 43 crew of the 64m New Zealand fishing boat Amaltal Columbia, owned by Talley’s, have abandoned ship and been transferred to two other

September 11, 2012
Total Views: 53

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Fire Incidents

Purse Seiner Catches Fire in Lyttelton Dry Dock

At around 1740hrs tonight, fire broke out onboard the Purse Seiner Ocean Breeze while in dry-dock in Lyttelton, New Zealand. The trawler was under repair after

August 29, 2012
Total Views: 10

Friday, August 10, 2012
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New Zealand’s Air Force Discovers The Ocean is a Weird-Ass Place

While on a routine maritime patrol mission yesterday between Samoa and New Zealand, a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion spotted a rather unusual field of

August 10, 2012
Total Views: 8

Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Engineering News

Mitsubishi Heavy Delivers Iron Sand Slurry Ship Bound for New Zealand

On May 11, NYK accepted delivery of the Taharoa Destiny, a new 175,000 DWT class vessel dedicated to the transport of iron sand slurry from New Zealand. Never

May 17, 2012
Total Views: 74

Monday, March 12, 2012

Interim Report: M/V Rena Crew May Have Been Taking a Shortcut

An interim report into the grounding of the containership M/V Rena reveals that the crew may have been taking a shortcut when the vessel struck the Astrolabe

March 12, 2012
Total Views: 68

Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Lifesaving Incidents

New Zealand’s North Island Braces for a Nasty Storm, MV Rena Salvage Put on Hold

Salvors have removed a total of 566 containers from Rena by Svitzer, and a further 72  have been recovered from the shore or sea by Braemar Howells container

March 1, 2012
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lifesaving Incidents

MV Rena’s Senior Officers Plead Guilty in New Zealand Court

The Master and Second Officer of the cargo vessel Rena today pleaded guilty to 10 out of the 11 charges laid by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) against the men

February 29, 2012
Total Views: 39

Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Lifesaving Incidents

MV RENA Update: Salvors Focus on Bow Section

Salvors working on the stricken M/V Rena are focusing primarily on removing containers from the bow section ahead of heavy weather that is forecasted over the

January 26, 2012
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Antarctic Fishing Vessel Catches Fire Killing Three Crew, Injuring Others

A Korean fishing vessel caught fire early Wednesday morning in the Ross Sea, approximately 2,000 nautical miles southeast of New Zealand, killing three crew

January 11, 2012
Total Views: 27

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Updated: The Sea Claims M/V Rena, Stricken Containership Finally Splits in Two on New Zealand Reef [IMAGES]

UPDATE: Monday, 6pm EST: The sea has claimed the stern section of the stricken M/V Rena Tuesday morning (local time).  We’ve started a new post with

January 8, 2012
Total Views: 30

Monday, December 26, 2011

Help Arrives for Stricken Fishing Vessel Stuck in Antarctic Ice

An ice-strengthened research vessel has reached the stricken fishing vessel Sparta and her 32 crew after 10 days stuck in Antarctic ice, according to Maritime

December 26, 2011
Total Views: 18