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Issue 05, July 2013

SOI
WELCOME to SeaChange: highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. Charges laid following jet boat collision »
  Two commercial jet boat drivers have been charged, following a collision on the Dart River, near Queenstown, in which a passenger was injured and several others suffered bruising. Read media release
02. Search for missing schooner suspended »
  The search for American schooner, Nina, missing en route from NZ to Australia, was formally suspended after 12 days of searching found no sign of the vessel or its seven crew. Read about the search
03. Statement of Intent available now »
  MNZ's SOI outlines how, over the next three years, we will work towards our vision of 'a vibrant, viable maritime community that work and plays safely and securely on clean waters'. Read more
04. Three men rescued after distress beacon activated »
  A distress beacon triggered the successful RCCNZ-coordinated rescue of three men, after their trailer boat was overturned. Read more
05. Make it click for kids »
  Get onboard with children's lifejackets and learn how to choose and wear the right size and type. Watch the YouTube video
06. Follow MNZ on Twitter »
  Keep up to date with MNZ news, media releases and consultation by signing up to our Twitter feed. After two years and almost 1,500 tweets we have close to 2,500 followers. It's easy to keep in the loop – sign up today
Highlights

Safety on show

IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, and Sir Lockwood, New Zealand High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Fans of Big Angry Fish, which starts a new season on TV3 on 28 July, will notice that MNZ has hopped on board the popular fishing show as a sponsor. For the first time, the amiable fishing show hosts will be wearing lifejackets on the water and role-modelling safe boating practices to those hard-to-reach 40-plus males.
Read more.
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Maritime New Zealand
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