Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Seafarers Union Warns Of More Jody F Millenniums

National President of the New Zealand Seafarers Union today warned that another incident like the beaching of the Jody F Millennium could happen at any time.

Dave Morgan called for a formal enquiry into the beaching.

“The Jody F Millennium, registered in Panama, is a flag of convenience vessel,” he said.

“At any given time there are up to six foreign ships actually trading around the coast of similar registration but of lower standard to the Jody F Millennium,” he said.

Dave Morgan said that foreign tankers were involved in coastal distribution of petroleum products on a regular basis.

“They are not new ships, as the Jody F Millennium is, and the potential for a similar incident involving a tanker is 1,000 times more horrendous than the fuel tank of a flag ship, is great.”

Dave Morgan said there had been an enquiry into the beaching of the Pacific Charger outside Wellington some years ago.

“An in-house Maritime Safety Authority investigation will not do in this case,” he said.

“The public are entitled to know what happened and how and why. Only a formal enquiry assisted by the time-honored system of cross-examination will bring out the truth.”

Dave Morgan said the Pacific Charger was re-floated.

“We may not be so fortunate with the Jody F Millennium,” he said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news