Pilotage Exemption Certificates (PEC) and Pilot Licences
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Pilotage Exemption Certificates (PEC)
Changes to Maritime Rules Part 90: Pilotage
On 1 April 2011 changes to pilotage requirements for Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC) holders were introduced by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) following widespread consultation with industry.
Applying for a Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC)
As part of the PEC application, you will be required to undertake training in accordance with an Approved PEC Training Programme and pass a practical, written and oral PEC examination. You will need to contact the local Harbourmaster for details. Once you have successfully completed the examination, the Harbourmaster will send a letter confirming this to MNZ. You should then apply to MNZ for a PEC.
Read these guidelines below for all the requirements when applying for a PEC.
When applying for a Pilot Licence you must complete an application and send it to MNZ with all required documentation.
Proficiency plans, annual assessments, peer reviews and pilot CPE: pilotage relevant guidance.
Read about the background of SeaCert and its aims to provide competency-based systems that better suit seafarers in NZ.