Tag Archives: New Zealand

Greenpeace NZ Sailboaters in Standoff with 100,000 Ton Noble Drillship

The Noble Bob Douglas drillship has moved into position over an exploratory well off the coast of New Zealand and will continue with its planned drilling operations despite the continued presence of the Greenpeace protest sailboat. A spokesman for Anadarko … Continue reading

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A New Destination Guide to New Zealand

The New Zealand Marine Industry Association (NZ Marine) has published a brand-new information guide and directory for visiting superyachts and smaller cruising craft, unlike anything else available in the world. Called Destination New Zealand, the book combines detailed up-to-date information of … Continue reading

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Stricken Sailors in Dramatic Rescue

Two people trapped on a stricken yacht 780 miles northwest of New Zealand have been rescued by a cargo ship this morning. Auckland woman Tania Davies, 43, and Australian-based Briton Steve Jones, 52, were rescued from their damaged yacht Windigo and are … Continue reading

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World’s Rarest Whale Seen for First Time

Spade-toothed beaked whales were first discovered in 1872 when bone fragments of the then-unknown species were found on a remote Pacific island, but until now the animals themselves have remained entirely hidden from human view. In the 140 years since … Continue reading

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Yacht Collision During Auckland Anniversary Day Sinks Restored Boat

The skipper of a yacht involved in a collision on Auckland’s waterfront on January 30 says he didn’t see the other vessel and is “mortified” about the incident. The two yachts collided near Princes Wharf just after midday, leaving one … Continue reading

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Andhoey Headed to Antarctica with Stowaway Aboard

There’s certainly something fishy about this story. It seems hard to believe that they could have been so far from shore before realizing there was an extra person aboard. It sounds like perhaps this workman truly was a stowaway. Norwegian … Continue reading

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Rena Breaks in Two Off New Zealand Coast

In addition to the terrible environmental hazards this shipwreck has created, any cruisers in this part of the world should also be very cautious of hazardous debris in the water. A light sheen of oil extended about two miles from … Continue reading

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What was the original destination of The Mayflower? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations to Jennifer Spring of Newport, RI who … Continue reading

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New Zealand Oil Spill Worst the Country has Ever Seen

An oil spill from a stranded cargo ship off New Zealand is the country’s worst environmental disaster in decades. Officials say 350 tons of oil may have leaked from the 775 ft. Rena, which ran aground on the Astrolabe Reef … Continue reading

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Kiwi Crew has the Ride of Their Lives in Major Storm

Talk about being alone in a storm. These guys have a story to tell for many decades to come. Glad to hear that everyone was okay in the end. A Kiwi trimaran has made it into Sydney harbor after a … Continue reading

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What is the name of the body of water between the North Island and South Island of New Zealand? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from … Continue reading

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