New Zealand

New Zealand companies team up on electric commuter ferry

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.

New Zealand: Reports of vessels failing CRMS audit

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 extends cruise ships ban

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 to enhance goods trade amid COVID-19

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.

Company director fined $2,500 after falling asleep at the wheel

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 NZ safety campaign for recreational boaties launched

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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