Category Archives: General

Chartered Master Mariner

We offer sincere congratulations to NZCMM Member (Auckland Branch) Captain Cornelius (Kees) Buckens FNI  who has been awarded the distinction of Chartered Master Mariner. Kees joins the Warden of the Wellington Branch, Captain John Mansell who was presented with his … Continue reading

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Merchant Navy Day 2021

September 3 2021 Auckland.  Due to current COVID-19 concerns and lockdown restrictions, the annual Merchant Navy Day service in Auckland will now be online. For more information or to register for the live stream, see Invite for Merchant Navy Day Online … Continue reading

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NZCMM – Company Bulletin

The August Bulletin has been published. It can be found here. All Company Bulletins  are available here

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Prestigious Award to Member

On Wednesday 08 July 2020 at the Bolton Hotel Wellington, twenty three members and nine guests sat down to lunch to celebrate a Charter presentation to member, Captain John Mansell. Among the guests were Ted Ewbank, Master of the NZ … Continue reading

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All Person Errors

Copied from GCaptain 19 February 2020     By Captain George Livingstone – There has been a lot of work in the last few decades directed toward accident prevention in marine transportation.  We know most accidents are caused by human error, importantly, a … Continue reading

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It’s been an active beginning to 2019 in terms of maritime casualties.  The phone at the Panama Marine Accident Investigation Department was likely ringing off the hook with three major incidents on Panama-flagged vessels in the first two days.  The … Continue reading

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SMOKE SIGNALS – Michael Grey Lloyds List

SHIPPING has often been described as an industry that operates “on the frontier”, which could be taken to mean there are always many hostile tribes out there, which bear it no goodwill. Anticipating where the trouble will flare up next … Continue reading

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The cement carrier WESTPORT which traded around the New Zealand coast for many years and is now now called FJORDVIK. Unfortunately she missed the entrance to the harbour of Helquvik, Iceland on 2 November 2018 and has ended up on the … Continue reading

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Viewpoint from Lloyds List              25 Oct 2018 Michael Grey ISN’T it time that society sorted out the realistic responsibilities of a master? With the master’s responsibility increased, his authority constrained and his civil and criminal … Continue reading

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ACX CRYSTAL (Philippines) / USS FITZGERALD In collision with US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald 56 nautical miles SW of Yokosuka 16 Jun 2017. Ar Yokohama 19 Jun. Sd 25 Jun. 09 MAY 2018 London, May 9 — A press report, dated today, states: The … Continue reading

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