Safe Seas Clean Seas

Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 47, December 2014 – January 2015

Safer boating
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In this issue: A mixture of serious and fun activities marked the start of this summer’s boating season, with agencies around the country banding together to launch New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week.
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The Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) has been in place since 1 July 2014. The heads of four operations that have entered MOSS share their insights and experiences.

MNZ is refining the way it manages SeaCert applications, with the aim of providing seafarers with a faster and clearer transition from application to certificate.

Operation Moana

Operation Moana, which took place in September, saw MNZ working with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to board and inspect 16 fishing vessels operating off the west coast of the South Island.

Construction begins in February on a new satellite-receiving ground station between Taupo and Rotorua as part of a joint MNZ and Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) project to boost search and rescue (SAR) capability in the region.

Scrap piece of paper

A small piece of paper sitting in a vast canopy of trees was sighted from a search aircraft and provided the clue that led to the recovery of a downed helicopter and the body of its pilot in October.

The New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy 2015–2019 was released in November following a comprehensive review.

MNZ hosted its annual World Maritime Day event in September in support of the 2014 theme, IMO conventions: effective implementation.

MNZ’s website has a new International Maritime Organization (IMO) section, with important information for all boat owners and operators in New Zealand.

Boat for Kiribati Police

A joint-agency programme aimed at improving maritime safety in the Pacific provided a purpose-built response boat for the Kiribati Police Maritime Unit in November.

A mixture of serious and fun activities marked the start of this summer’s boating season, with agencies around the country banding together to launch New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week.

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