New Zealand’s government has updated legislation to allow maritime levies on vessels visiting its ports to help fund seafarer welfare services.
“The Maritime Transport Act will be amended through the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill to allow maritime levies to be used to provide support services coordinated by the Seafarers Welfare Board.”
The seafarers visiting New Zealand is up for a major surprise as a charitable organization supporting seafarers visiting will be boosting funding
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has been selected as the flag state to oversee the construction of two rail-enabled RoPax ferries that will connect New Zealand’s North and South Islands.
A new state-of-the-art 26k tonne Maritime Sustainment and Capability vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy has successfully completed its series of 7 Contractual Sea Trials and was delivered on 8 June 2020.
East by West Company Limited, have been fined $380,000 for failing to ensure the safety of passengers and crew onboard and other sea-users following an incident where the City Cat grounded on rocks near Karaka Bay in April 2017.
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Maritime NZ Acting Director, Stephanie Winson, said the tragedy in Wellington harbour 50 years ago helped change international maritime safety conventions and standards.
Maritime NZ charged Clarence Takirirangi Smith under the Maritime Transport Act 1994 with operating a ship in a manner which caused unnecessary danger or risk to other people or property.