Safe Seas Clean Seas
Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 45, December 2013
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An independent review has found MNZ’s response to the Rena grounding was effective in dealing with the most complex maritime incident in the country’s history.
The MOSS rules parts 19 and 44 were signed by the Minister of Transport, Gerry Brownlee, marking the most significant change to the New Zealand domestic commercial shipping framework in 15 years.
The SeaCert go-live date has been shifted to 31 March 2014, in order to ensure MNZ and industry are fully ready to deliver the changes, as well as enabling the new qualifications to be recognised under the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
This year’s survey reveals clear connections between boaties’ approach to safety and the kind of recreational boating they do.
U.S. Coast Guard and MNZ have cemented a firm partnership, following a visit to New Zealand by Chief, Jeff Hoedt. The visit provided an opportunity for the two agencies to share and discuss.
New Zealand coastlines and some of the country’s most iconic lighthouses are featured in a special presentation pack of stamps published by NZ Post. The stamps are accompanied by a brief commentary.
A new team member at MNZ’s Marine Pollution Response Service is already a familiar face to many in the oil spill response community.
MNZ launched its new lifejacket-wearing campaign in December, using black humour and a touch of 80s TV nostalgia to show guys that simply having a lifejacket on board won’t save them or their mates.