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  • 26 Jun, 2017 12:32pm
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Multi-storey craft packed with 170 passengers for Colombian holiday weekend capsizes.
  • 19 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Len Dillon was desperately clinging to the back of his boat in a freezing, strong current.
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  • 18 Jun, 2017 4:30pm
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An Auckland based firm joins Team NZ at the finals, providing real-time safety updates.
  • 17 Jun, 2017 6:37am
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Tevita Kava was lost overboard in a birthday party tragedy. Now, he's home.
  • 10 Jun, 2017 5:00am
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Tevita Kava hasn't been seen since he fell into the Waitemata Harbour. This is his story.
  • 29 May, 2017 2:45pm
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New Zealand's largest ferry operator also fined $40,000 for the 2015 wharf collision.
  • 8 May, 2017 5:00am
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The cruise ship industry is defending its safety record in NZ waters after 33 incidents.
  • 6 May, 2017 12:07pm
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Up to a dozen shipping containers have sunk off Suva Harbour, Fiji.
  • 30 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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Almost 1000 people hospitalised from recreational water activities in the past 5 years.
  • 30 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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Dad of two, Leslie Gelberger, went for a swim one day and never came home, what happened?
  • 25 Apr, 2017 11:19am
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Heartbroken wife "blown away" by tremendous kindness during the worst days of her life.
  • 18 Apr, 2017 10:59am
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The parents of Moon Ji-sung have travelled the world sharing their daughter's story.
  • 26 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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A former owner of sunken vessel Francie says NZ risks another major boating tragedy if maritime rules are not overhauled.
  • 22 Feb, 2017 5:41am
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Three men saved by a passing vessel when a bar crossing goes horribly wrong.
  • 11 Feb, 2017 2:37pm
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French cruise ship L'Austral has come under investigation for the second time in a month after reportedly hitting a rock in Milford Sound.
  • 5 Feb, 2017 6:14am
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EXCLUSIVE: The survivor of one of the country's worst maritime disasters tells his story for the first time.
  • 26 Jan, 2017 10:18am
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Woman had to be winched off ship in the Cook Strait by rescue helicopter.
  • 9 Jan, 2017 3:19pm
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A person needs medical treatment after an accident at Kai Iwi Lakes.
  • 7 Jan, 2017 2:48pm
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A man has been resuscitated after getting into trouble in the water at a popular Northland campground this afternoon.
  • 3 Jan, 2017 7:52am
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The name of the Filipino fisherman who was washed out to sea yesterday has been released.
  • 31 Dec, 2016 6:28pm
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A kitesurfer has been critically injured after smashing into a car in Porirua, near Wellington.
  • 10 Dec, 2016 9:42am
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Members of the New Zealand public are giving generously to the families of the men who tragically died in a boating accident in Kaipara
  • 30 Nov, 2016 6:28am
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The body of ill-fated Francie skipper Bill McNatty has been returned to his family.
  • 30 Nov, 2016 5:00am
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Fisherman tells of desperate attempts to stay in contact with those on board the charter boat Francie, which sank in heaving seas, claiming eight lives.
  • 29 Nov, 2016 7:15am
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A fellow boatie said he had laid complaints about skipper Bill McNatty's competence.
  • 27 Nov, 2016 8:07pm
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Police have suspended the search for the man still missing from yesterday's Kaipara Harbour tragedy until 5.30am tomorrow, because
  • 27 Nov, 2016 7:36pm
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The search for the last victim of the Kaipara charter boat tragedy is under way this morning.
  • 27 Nov, 2016 2:49pm
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Volunteer lifeguards battled waves up to 7m high as they desperately searched for survivors of the Kaipara charter boat tragedy.
  • 27 Nov, 2016 12:19pm
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The skipper of the doomed fishing charter vessel Francie is among those who died in yesterday's tragedy.
  • 25 Oct, 2016 5:00am
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The six-month trial of shark nets on the notorious NSW north coast will be fast tracked after another surfer was lucky to survive an attack near Byron Bay.
  • 24 Oct, 2016 3:58pm
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A surfer has had a lucky escape after being bitten by a shark in northern NSW, leading to all beaches in the area being closed.
  • 25 Sep, 2016 7:18pm
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Darius DeWet docked at Tauranga over the weekend on his 6.7m yacht, Luna.
  • 23 Sep, 2016 9:19am
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Large-scale searches involving helicopters had to be deployed for a 20-year-old inexperienced yachtie after he went missing twice.
  • 23 Sep, 2016 5:00am
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A VHF radio was being ferried last night to an inexperienced yachtie found alive yesterday off the East Cape after an extensive search.
  • 12 Sep, 2016 8:15am
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A pleasure boat with 142 passengers on board crashed into a pier on the River Thames after a fire broke out in its engine room.
  • 27 Aug, 2016 1:53pm
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A 33-year-old mother has died while rescuing her two-year-old son who had fallen into a lake in Utah from a boat they were travelling in.
Sailor credits survival to careful planning
  • 4 Dec, 2015 4:48pm
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An avid sailor who is recovering from his injuries after the boom on his yacht struck him in the head, credits his survival to careful planning and regular contact throughout his journey.
  • 2 Dec, 2015 5:41pm
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KiwiRail says internal investigation ruled out external factors or a power surge as the cause of the 2013 incident.
  • 20 Nov, 2015 11:29pm
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A man on a fishing vessel has been winched to hospital after suffering from a medical condition out at sea.
Woman still in critical condition after fall onto rocks
  • 30 Dec, 2014 6:02pm
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  • 29 Dec, 2014 5:50pm
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A surfer who died at a beach on Boxing Day has been described as an "inspiration" to other divers in his dive club.
  • 27 Dec, 2014 8:00pm
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The woman, in her 20s, fell down a steep cliff and into the river below, striking her head on the way down.
  • 25 Dec, 2014 9:30pm
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A 25-year-old Auckland man drowned at Uretiti Beach, near Ruakaka in Northland yesterday, while setting a crab pot.
How to stay safe in water
  • 23 Dec, 2014 5:00am
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As thousands of holidaymakers get set to hit the beach and boaties prepare to launch, warnings are being issued about staying safe.
  • 21 Dec, 2014 12:57pm
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Dakota Leef is 8 years old, and a hero. His story of bravery - running to get help for his stricken grandfather - has a sad ending...
  • 1 Jan, 2015 1:08pm
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A man is dead after going on a crayfishing trip in Akaroa Harbour.
  • 19 Dec, 2014 5:00am
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New Zealand's maritime authority is investigating how shipping around our coasts can be made safer, after a high-level report into the Rena grounding.
  • 9 Dec, 2014 3:38pm
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The problem-riddled Interislander ferry Arahura will be retired from service and replaced next year, it has been announced.
  • 4 Dec, 2014 9:47am
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A fisherman's body was found in the waters of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf last night by a passing cruise ship.