Safe Seas Clean Seas

Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 46, August 2014

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In this issue: MNZ has ushered in the biggest change to New Zealand’s commercial shipping sector in 15 years by accepting the first operators into the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS).
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The next generation of seafarer certification has arrived, with the official start in April of SeaCert – the new Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits framework for New Zealand seafarers.

MNZ director presenting certificate

A look at two of the first operations to enter MOSS, the new Maritime Operator Safety System – the biggest change to New Zealand’s commercial shipping sector in 15 years.

A brief outline of the transition-to-MOSS process.

Coromandel fishing charter owner-operator Darryl O’Keeffe is one of the first small operators in the country to enter MOSS and receive an MTOC.

MNZ has put a new Maritime Standards management team in place to support the implementation of MOSS and SeaCert.

The provisions for certificates of insurance for New Zealand ships are changing, with amendments to legislation.

Michael Vredenburg

For the first time in five years, MNZ has a permanent presence in New Plymouth. The new office was officially opened on 1 August, with Michael Vredenburg appointed as a full-time maritime officer.

The 2014 boat ramp survey provide an updated snapshot of boating practices around New Zealand and gives a picture of how practices are changing over time.

MNZ is leading the development of a New Zealand recreational boating strategy that may prompt changes across boating safety, lifejacket policy, education, compliance and regulation.

You can use smartphone apps to get the latest weather and boating info at your fingertips.

Tafadzwa

It’s an anniversary that deserves to be celebrated by at least 20,000 people – all those on the receiving end of efforts by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) during its 10 years of operation.

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