Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Safety on the water is paramount

Safety on the water is paramount

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 12:01pm


Maritime Police are advising anyone operating vessels on Waitemata Harbour during the Royal visit on Friday that, if the skipper is asked by Police or any other enforcement agency to stop or alter course, they must do so or face legal action.

Senior Sergeant Martin Paget says there is likely to be a number of vessels of all sizes on the water to view the visiting Royals but the safety of everyone is paramount.

"The forecast for Friday is for comparatively light winds and some showers so visibility might be poorer than it has been of late but anyone trying to get too close to the vessels the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be on, will be clearly advised to maintain a safe distance."

Mr Paget's comments come after a 31 year-old doctor was arrested on Sunday for allegedly using a vessel late on Saturday night to endanger safety. He appears in the Auckland District Court tomorrow (9/4/14) to face the Maritime Transport Act charge. The man was the skipper of a Viaduct Harbour yacht at about 11pm when he was approached by Police launch Deodar about not displaying navigation lights while leaving the Viaduct. The man was arrested by Police the following day when the yacht was anchored in a bay in the Hauraki Gulf.

Senior Sergeant Martin Paget of the Police Maritime Unit says vessels requested to stop by Police or a Harbour Master enforcement officer should always do so or run the risk of more serious consequences, either in the courts or on the water.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The National Leadership “Contest”

Key’s endorsement of English has turned this “contest” into a race for second place.

This succession was well planned. Lets not forget that English was told by Key in September of his intention to resign, and English was the only member of Cabinet entrusted with that information before it was sprung on everyone else on Monday morning. More>>

Latest: Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have withdrawn from the leadership race, leaving Bill English the only candidate to replace John Key as Prime Minister.

 

Education, Marketing, Taxes: Health Groups Call For Actions For Sugary Drinks

The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption. More>>

ALSO:

More Departures? David Shearer Proposed For UN Peacekeeping Role

Mt Albert MP David Shearer is being proposed for a demanding and exciting role heading the United Nations peacekeeping force in South Sudan, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Security Agencies' Reports: GCSB Wants To Give ISPs More Power To Block Threats

The Government Communications Security Bureau wants to give internet service providers more information and power to block cyber threats which are increasing, its director told the intelligence and security select committee yesterday.. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Charter Schools Misleading Pass Rates

Labour: NCEA results for charter schools have been massively overstated... In one case a school reported a 93.3 per cent pass rate when the facts show only 6.7 per cent of leavers achieved NCEA level two. More>>

ALSO:

Rebstock Report Resolution: SSC Apologises To Derek Leask And Nigel Fyfe

Following a complaint by Mr Leask, the Ombudsman found that the State Services Commission acted unreasonably in relation to Mr Leask and identified numerous deficiencies in the investigation process and in the publication of the final report and in the criticisms it contained of Mr Leask... More>>

ALSO:

International Rankings: Student Results 'Show More Resourcing Needed'

NZEI: New Zealand had only held relatively steady in international rankings in some areas because the average achievement for several other OECD countries had lowered the OECD average -- not because our student achievement has improved. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Salvation Army Report: Beyond The Prison Gate Report

A new Salvation Army report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities. More>>

ALSO:

Surprise Exit: Gordon Campbell On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news