Safe Seas Clean Seas

Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 49, December 2015

Rescue for Safer Boating Week 2015
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In this issue: Duncan Garner gets ‘rescued’ – Safer Boating Week.
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Duncan Garner in water

Maritime leaders jumped off Wellington’s wharf, Duncan Garner was rescued by helicopter from Auckland harbour, and boaties gave 10,000 new waterproof cellphone bags a test run.

A Memorandum of Cooperation with Japan’s Maritime Bureau has paved the way for the first reflagging of a Japanese foreign chartered fishing vessel (FCV).

Duncan Garner in water

Worldwide shortages of officers, expected by 2019, have prompted New Zealand’s maritime industry and Maritime NZ to join up for the first time to encourage people to train for careers at sea.

Seafarers transitioning into SeaCert over the next few months are urged to regularly check the Maritime NZ website – and to register their details if they hold older and legacy certificates.

Mike Hill and Keith Manch

Construction has been completed on a new search and rescue satellite receiving station – built as part of a joint project by Maritime NZ and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

New Zealand is celebrating a significant victory at the International Maritime Organization in London.

A long-term plan to tramp the Pyke River Track in Southland turned into a sodden and dangerous journey for a Dunedin man, picked up by Southern Lakes Helicopters in mid-August in a rescue organised by Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand.

The Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) is “well needed” for the commercial maritime industry, says Encounter Kaikoura co-owner Ian Bradshaw.

Starting early and putting in the time paid off for Picton couple Nadine and Graham Taylor of Legacy Fishing Ltd, now proud owners of a MOSS Maritime Transport Operator Certificate (MTOC).

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