New Zealand companies HamiltonJet and EV Maritime have signed a MoU to build advanced, battery-powered commuter ferries. The aim is to develop one of the world’s first truly high-speed, full-size, zero emission fast ferries.
The Japan P&I Club informed that two vessels had failed the documented audit before calling at New Zealand based on the Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS). New Zealand authorities made a Notice of Direction in June 2020, to carry out the underwater cleaning at outside of the territorial water.
New Zealand announced extension of a ban on cruise ships arriving in the country and tightened quarantine rules, after a small increase of COVID-19 cases were attributed to overseas travel.
New Zealand will allow entry of some maritime vessels, as it looks to open up its economy after lifting all COVID-19 restrictions. Cruise ships and people travelling for leisure, however, will continue to be banned from entering the country.
Maritime NZ launched guidelines concerning a major increase required in insurance cover or other financial security for marine oil spills from offshore installations.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, New Zealand entered an international port authorities’ global initiative, which focuses on boosting the safety and efficiency of goods’ movement during the pandemic.
While New Zealand is taking measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Maritime NZ has taken steps to allow operators to use lifting appliances with expired annual examinations and certificates of test for a specific period of time.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, Australia and New Zealand decided to ban cruise ships arrivals at their foreign ports to avoid the spread of the disease.
Maritime New Zealand fined the sole director of Wellington-based Megisti Sailing Charters $2,500 for being asleep at the wheel of the catamaran MV Megisti when it collided with the Port Howard Wharf, noting that fatigue was the main reason that the collision was caused.
Maritime New Zealand officially announced that the Buller District Council joined the national compliance “No Excuses” campaign. Specifically, the campaign focuses on recreational boaties not carrying or wearing lifejackets and those who speed on the water.
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