The Maritime Union of New Zealand says the findings of a Coroner’s inquest into the sinking of the Oyang 70, released today, make appalling reading.
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The Maritime Union has welcomed the Government’s announcement that foreign charter fishing vessels working in New Zealand waters will have to be reflagged under the New Zealand flag.
The Maritime Union says it will raise the situation of the Oyang 75 fishery prosecutions when it appears before a hearing for the Government Inquiry into Foreign Charter Vessels in the New Zealand fishing industry.
The Maritime Union has renewed calls for inspection reports on the Rena to be made public and for clarification of what a Maritime New Zealand inspection involves.
The Maritime Union says that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members.
The Maritime Union welcomes the announcement by the Government of details for its inquiry into the fishing industry – but we want real answers.
The announcement of a ministerial inquiry into foreign fishing charter vessels in New Zealand waters is long overdue.
New Zealand maritime workers will be going up the gangway this week to check out ships flying “flags of convenience” and ensure that crew conditions, wages, and health and safety standards are up to scratch.