New Zealand – Investigation report of M/V Leda Maersk grounding on June 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) issued the report of its investigation of the 10 June 2018 grounding the container ship Leda Maersk in the Port of Otago.  The ship was rounding the final bend in the channel before reaching its berth, when a combination of factors caused it to deviate from…

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Maritime Investigation: $17,550 fines for giving false information after crewman passed out in hold

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Captain and Chief Officer of an Isle of Man flagged bulk carrier, Emilie Bulker, gave false information to New Zealand maritime authority after a crewman passed out because of lack of oxygen in the ship’s poorly-ventilated hold. On Thursday, 19 September, at the Wellington District Court, Captain Walter Damian and Chief Officer Ian…

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Maritime New Zealand webpage to assist Masters of foreign ships visiting New Zealand

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime New Zealand has launched a deticated webpage to provide information to Masters of foreign ships visiting New Zealand. It provides information to assist Masters of ships visiting New Zealand in preparing their voyage plan as required by SOLAS V Regulation 34. It’s an important reference point given the huge variety of ports and harbours,…

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New Zealand – Investigation report on the 23 Sept 2017 KOKOPO CHIEF cargo hold fire

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) issued the report of its investigation of the 23 September 2017 fire in a cargo hold of the multipurpose/container vessel Kokopo Chief at the Port of Tauranga. The number 4 cargo hold was loaded with tiers of packaged timber. When loading was completed, the hatch lid…

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Reminder – New biofouling rules for New Zealand coming in May 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be implementing new biofouling rules for all vessels arriving in New Zealand beginning May 2018. The Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) will require all vessels to arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Under the new standard, vessels will be required to carry and provide…

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Reminder – New biofouling rules for New Zealand coming in May 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will be implementing new biofouling rules for all vessels arriving in New Zealand beginning May 2018. The Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling (CRMS) will require all vessels to arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Under the new standard, vessels will be required to carry and provide…

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