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Search For The Nina – Classic Sailing Yacht

MERT Worldwide – Maritime Emergency Response Training The search for the classic racing yacht Nina has been formally suspended after 12 days of searching. The seven-strong crew of the 84-year-old wooden vessel, which was travelling to Australia from the Bay of Islands, was last in touch over a month ago when the ship encountered a […]

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Dedicated to HMNZS Waikato & HMS Ark Royal Tribute

I first served on board Waikato from 1977-1979. I posted back to Waikato from 1988-1991 and the last time was 1996-1997. She was by far the best ship for me so I decided to start this post to remember a great ship, its crew or crews over the years.This is my way of preserving the […]

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The wreck of the RENA Salvage

MERT Worldwide – Maritime Emergency Response Training One of history’s most expensive ship salvage jobs is set to get even costlier, with a major new underwater project to be put on the MV Rena’s running tab of $300 million. Neither the owners nor the salvors contracted to chop away the structure could reveal estimates of […]

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Jamie Hawke – Emergency Response Professional

MY ROLE AS THE SHIPS ON BOARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINER I am responsible for Emergency Response Training on board. As the Lead/Head ER Trainer I will plan and schedule all on board ER training and exercises which involve: 1. Coordinating all on-board ER Training 2. Planning ER exercises that target specific aims and objectives 3. […]

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Maori Haka dedicated to fallen heros

Haka performed for the New Zealand Army soldiers who died while serving in Afghanistan. The haka is a tribute to those fallen soldiers. MERT Worldwide

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Helicopter Crashes In Auckland Harbour

MERT Worldwide – Aviation The New Zealand Navy responded to the MAYDAY call and rescued two survivors. Do you have an AVIATION crash plan in place? Would you like your crash plan validated by experts in this field? What are your SOP – Standard Operating Procedures for helicopter DITCHING? What is your priority should your […]

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Cruise Ship Fire

This incident which was consider minor still provides many good lesson learned, these lesson will help prevent a tragedy in the future. Equipment failure, ship processes, maintenance processes what ever the cause there will be good lessons learned from this minor incident. The Australian Navy Ship Westralia – Had a major Engine Room fire on […]

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Canadian navy ship and fishing boat collide

Canadian navy ship is hit by fishing boat.  MERT Worldwide – Maritime Emergency Response Training The Australian Navy Ship Westralia – Had a major Engine Room fire on the 5 May 1998 resulting in the death of four crew. Westralia is a Navy Supply ship capable of underway replenishment. It was carrying 20,000 tonnes of […]

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MERT Worldwide – Cruise Ship Fire

MERT Worldwide – Raging Fire Kills Two MERT Worldwide – Ship groundings and sinking The Costa Concordia report is an account of events leading up to the incident and subsequent actions of some personnel. I am not questioning its accuracy and I do not intend to speculate, but what it does is leave me asking […]

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MERT Worldwide – Costa Concordia Report

MERT Worldwide – Ship groundings and sinking The Costa Concordia report is an account of events leading up to the incident and subsequent actions of some personnel. I am not questioning its accuracy and I do not intend to speculate, but what it does is leave me asking more questions. I would like to see […]

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