Marine

Ferry firm pay $130,000 after wharf collision

An Auckland ferry company has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparations of $90,000 after passengers were injured aboard a vessel that collided with Victoria wharf at Devonport. Fullers Group, who own the Auckland ferry Kea, pleaded guilty...... Read More

Fishing boat grounded at Greymouth

The three crew members of a small fishing boat are safe and well after their vessel ran aground on a Greymouth beach while attempting the entrance to the Greymouth River. The Kutere's skipper sent out a mayday early on Monday, saying the vessel...... Read More

Racing underway for Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand kicked off their 35th America’s Cup campaign with a convincing win over Groupama Team France on Bermuda’s Great Sound. It was the first race for the new look Kiwi team racing on sailing’s greatest stage,...... Read More

Prices and profit up at Sanford

Fishing company Sanford Limited posted a 25 per cent increase in net profit after tax to $19.0m for the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to the same period in the prior year. It’s been achieved by raising the prices of higher value,...... Read More

Technology to help detect marine pests

Some of New Zealand’s international marine biosecurity partners are in the country to workshop the development of exciting new molecular (DNA/RNA) technologies that will enhance our ability to rapidly detect marine pests. The expert group are...... Read More

Pacific leaders strengthen search and rescue

 Pacific search and rescue leaders are meeting in Auckland this week to strengthen search and rescue across the region and save lives. Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch, who opened the conference on Monday, says it’s the first time New Zealand...... Read More

Navy celebrates five new commanding officers

There will be five changes of command, including two women commanding officers, in the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in May and June. Taking command of a ship or shore establishment is the pinnacle of an officer’s Navy career so to mark this,...... Read More

Sanford posts stronger net profit

Sanford Limited (NZX: SAN) has today posted a 25 per cent increase in net profit after tax to $19.0m for the six months ended 31 March, 2017 compared to the same period in the prior year. The Group reports improved revenue of $230.4m for the first...... Read More

Five orca dead in BOP stranding

Five orca are dead following a stranding in the Bay of Plenty. The Department of Conservation says four of the killer whales were already dead when it was notified about the stranding at Cape Runaway on Wednesday afternoon. While local tangata whenua...... Read More

Alarm could have prevented Jubilee sinking

An alarm system may have prevented the sinking of a ship off the Banks Peninsula that claimed the lives of three crewman, an official inquiry has found. The 90-tonne fishing boat the Jubilee, sank near the South Island peninsula on October 18, 2015. A...... Read More