Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
30 June 2015 | By  Karl Stolberger
Following the grounding of m.v. "Rena" Parliament amended Part 7 of the Maritime Transport Act 1993 to incorporate the full terms of the Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1976) and the subsequent Protocol of 1996 (together Convention). Read More →
Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
Increased Limits of Liability - 1976 Limitation Convention and 1996 Protocol
30 June 2015 | By  Karl Stolberger
Following the grounding of m.v. "Rena" Parliament amended Part 7 of the Maritime Transport Act 1993 to incorporate the full terms of the Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims (1976) and the subsequent Protocol of 1996 (together Convention).
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RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
RPAS - Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - New Rules
25 September 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
At the moment Parts 19 and 101 of the Civil Aviation Rules (CARs) govern the operation of RPAS in New Zealand airspace.
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Civil Aviation Authority  Funding – Have Your Say
Civil Aviation Authority Funding – Have Your Say
10 July 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The CAA is undertaking a review of its funding framework for the provision of regulatory services.
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UAV Near Misses
UAV Near Misses
05 June 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (equivalent to New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission) has recently reported on two near misses between UAVs and manned aircraft (in one case a DHC- 8 and in the other a Bell 412 rescue helicopter).
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The Chain of Responsibility
The Chain of Responsibility
28 May 2014 | By  Barbara Versfelt
In 2005, the so called "chain of responsibility” (CoR) offences were introduced in Part 6C of the Land Transport Act 1998 (LTA) and in 2011 the Court was given the power to issue a search warrant to constables investigating such offences.
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Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
Admiralty Claims Trump Cross Border Insolvency
21 May 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger  | Barbara Versfelt
Korean shipping company STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd (STX), the demise charterer of M.V. New Giant, found itself in financial strife and sought relief under Korean bankruptcy laws to enable a re-organisation of the business to occur. Meanwhile various creditors with claims against the ship sought to protect their themselves by filing proceedings in admiralty and arresting the ship..
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Director’s Personal Liability for Unsafe Vessel Ops
Director’s Personal Liability for Unsafe Vessel Ops
03 April 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
Maritime New Zealand v AZ1 Enterprises Ltd and G.M. Davis –Karetai [2014] NZDC We note this case principally as a reminder that those sitting back in the office are not immune from prosecution and can’t, as it were, hide behind the corporate shield where vessels are known to be carrying out unsafe operations...
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Customs Appeals:  Compliance with time limits – a hard lesson
Customs Appeals: Compliance with time limits – a hard lesson
03 April 2014 | By  Karl Stolberger
An Airline v Chief Executive of the New Zealand Customs Service [2014] NZCAA 9 An unnamed airline imported a number of used leased A320 aircraft into New Zealand. Duty was payable on importation. The case related to the correct method of valuing the aircraft on importation for duty calculation purposes. At issue was duty of around $14 million...
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UAS, UAV, RPA , Drone – Call it what you will
UAS, UAV, RPA , Drone – Call it what you will
11 November 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger
Unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely piloted aircraft, drones, call them what you will, whether it be a Global Hawk with a wingspan greater than a 737 or a small hexacopter bought over the internet, UAS are changing our lives...
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Maritime Operators Safety System Rules Signed Off
Maritime Operators Safety System Rules Signed Off
17 October 2013 | By  Karl Stolberger
On 3 October 2013 Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee signed Maritime Rules which will implement the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) in place of the existing Safe Ship Management (SSM) scheme...
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Health and Safety Law Reform Announced
Health and Safety Law Reform Announced
17 September 2013 | By  Barbara Versfelt
On 7 August 2013, the Minister of Labour announced significant reform to the Health and Safety legislation...
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Cross Border Insolvency and Ship Arrest
Cross Border Insolvency and Ship Arrest
10 September 2013 | By  Barbara Versfelt
New Zealand has implemented the United Nations Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency (Model Law) in the Insolvency (Cross Border) Act 2006 (Act). Under the Act, foreign insolvency administrators may apply to the New Zealand Courts for recognition of insolvency proceedings commenced overseas...
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Shipping - Commerce Act to be applicable to international shipping
Shipping - Commerce Act to be applicable to international shipping
07 May 2013 | By  Barbara Versfelt  | Karl Stolberger
The Minister of Commerce has announced that international shipping is to be placed within the framework of the Commerce Act 1986 ...
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