Safe Seas Clean Seas

Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 51, December 2016

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In this issue: The Maritime NZ team on board Radiance of the Seas checking the bridge.
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Maritime NZ is operating as a key point of contact between Government and the maritime industry in the response and recovery efforts following last month’s 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake.

Maritime NZ is engaging with a wide range of stakeholders about the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, in readiness for it coming into force in New Zealand from March next year.

Poul Scott’s seafaring tickets have taken him all over the world, he’s now got six tickets ring-fenced and transitioned another into SeaCert.

The cruise ship Radiance of the Seas is not so much a ship as a floating village. More than 3300 people - 2501 paying passengers and more than 900 crew - live and work on the 293 metre, 90,090 gross ton vessel.

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Safer Boating Week October 14-21.

A recently launched Maritime NZ website has a fresh new look that will fit on any of your devices, whether it’s your laptop, tablet or mobile.

G-Reg was established last year with the aim of further professionalising the regulatory community in New Zealand.

Maritime NZ’s innovative Safer Boating campaign has picked up four more New Zealand Effie advertising awards for its “Get it on or it’s no good” lifejacket campaign.

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The priority for Maritime NZ health and safety inspectors has been to educate and support commercial operators in what’s required under the new Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA), since its introduction in April.

The growth of the New Zealand tourism and fishing industries, and the effects of intense competition between international shipping companies, were among subjects discussed at a maritime industry forum recently.

After more than seven years chairing the Maritime NZ Authority, David Ledson has handed over the helm to board member Blair O’Keeffe. Blair has a strong background in port management and the oil and energy sector.

The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand provides extra space, and flexible working environments, for personnel coordinating emergency responses to rescue beacon alerts.

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