Resources for surveyors

All information and tools for surveying and surveyors.

Surveyor publications and forms

Surveyor recognition framework guideline [PDF: 323kB, 20 pages] Guidance on applying for recognition as a surveyor [PDF: 193kB, 9 pages] Applying for or renewal of recognition as a surveyor form [PDF: 294kB, 8 pages] Apply for recognition as a compass adjuster form [PDF: 295kB, 8 pages] Fit and proper person form [PDF: 50kB, 6 pages] Authorisation and recognition as a recognised organisation application form [PDF: 234kB, 7 pages]

 

MOSS

General guidelines

Surveying under MOSS guideline [PDF: 201kB, 11 pages] Completing a certificate of survey guideline [PDF: 182kB, 7 pages] CE-certified recreational craft guidelines [PDF: 895kB, 25 pages]

MOSS templates

Survey report template

The template generator creates a customised version of the survey report template that meets the requirements of Maritime Rules Part 44. The following topics are available using the template generator.

  • Hulls Decks and Superstructure – FRP ships
  • Hull decks and superstructure – steel and aluminium ships
  • Hull decks and superstructure – wooden ships
  • Load line surveys
  • Propulsion and steering systems
  • Auxiliary systems
  • Anchoring and winching systems
  • Lifting appliances – non-fishing ships
  • Fluid transfer systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Structure fire protection
  • Fire protection – fixed systems
  • Safety equipment
  • Radio communications equipment
  • IOPP – initial surveys
  • IOPP – periodic surveys

Survey report template generator

The following template is not available using the template generator. You will need to download it and add it to your survey report manually.

  • Passenger and crew accommodation and fit out
Passenger and crew accommodation and fit out [DOCX: 21kB, 4 pages]

Certificate of survey template

Use this template when creating a certificate of survey (CoS) for MOSS operators. This template meets the requirements of Maritime Rules Part 44.

Certificate of Survey template [PDF: 105kB, 2 pages]

MOSS for operators

Developing a survey plan guideline [PDF: 100kB, 15 pages] Survey plan template [DOCX: 161kB, 16 pages]

 

General exemptions

Ballast water management (BWM)

Surveyors

Ballast water management surveyor guidelines [PDF: 271kB, 10 pages] Ballast water management survey checklist [PDF: 242kB, 7 pages] Ballast water management for Recognised Organisations [PDF: 305kB, 14 pages] Exemption information - Ballast water management [PDF: 516kB, 4 pages]

Operators / vessel owners

Ballast water management guidelines [PDF: 1.67Mb, 45 pages] Ballast water management approval form [PDF: 289kB, 8 pages] Ballast water management plan approval form [PDF: 242kB, 8 pages] Director’s guidelines for ballast water management equivalent compliance [PDF: 230kB, 6 pages] Ballast water management equivalent compliance form [PDF: 206kB, 5 pages]

 

Air pollution prevention from ships

Surveyors

Survey Report for Annex VI endorsement for ships less than 400GT template [DOCX: 607kB, 8 pages] Survey Report for Annex VI endorsement for domestic ships 400GT or more template [DOCX: 70kB, 11 pages] Certificate of Survey with Annex VI survey for ships 400GT or more [DOCX: 21.5kB, 4 pages]

Use the template below for any initial survey of ships. From 1 January 2023 you can also use this template for renewal surveys for international ships, and domestic ships from 1 April 2023.

Certificate of Survey with Annex VI survey for ships 400GT or more [DOCX: 21.5kB, 4 pages]

Use the template below for any initial survey of ships. From 1 January 2023 you can also use this template for renewal surveys for international ships, and domestic ships from 1 April 2023.

Certificate of Survey with Annex VI endorsement for ships less than 400GT template [DOCX: 23kB, 3 pages]

Use the template below for an intermediate survey where a valid certificate of survey already exists.

Standalone Annex VI endorsement template [DOCX: 21kB, 2 pages]

Instructions for recognised organisations (ROs)

Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)

MLC Certificate application form [PDF: 193kB, 6 pages] DMLC Part I example [PDF: 101kB, 8 pages] DMLC Part II blank template [DOCX: 105kB, 2 pages] Delegated persons checklist [PDF: 177kB, 6 pages]

 

Polar Ship Certificate

Polar Ship Certificate Guidance [PDF: 809kB, 10 pages]

 

Authorised persons

Application for MNZ number/SOP Unique ID number [PDF: 809kB, 10 pages] SOP checklist for recreational dive boats [PDF: 613kB, 6 pages] SOP inspection checklists for vessels 6m or less [PDF: 428kB, 6 pages]

 

Loadline forms

Application for international loadline certificate (ships 24m or more) [PDF: 193kB, 2 pages] Application for NZ loadline certificate (ships 24m or more) [PDF: 134kB, 2 pages] Application for NZ loadline certificate (ships or barges under 24m) [PDF: 121kB, 2 pages] Application for NZ loadline certificate (barges 24m or more operating within the coastal limit) [PDF: 121kB, 2 pages] Application for NZ loadline certificate (barges 24m or more operating beyond the coastal limit) [PDF: 131kB, 2 pages] Fresh water loadline marks [PDF: 222kB, 2 pages] Record of Assignment Form for Loadline [PDF: 95kB, 7 pages] Record of particulars relating to the conditions of assignment for loadline [PDF: 123kB, 16 pages] Application for a barge safety certificate [PDF: 134kB, 2 pages]

 

Tonnage forms

Application for an International Tonnage Certificate [PDF: 84kB, 4 pages] Surveyor’s Certificate [PDF: 71kB, 2 pages]

 

Minimum safe crewing forms

Application for a minimum safe crewing document (MSCD) [PDF: 118kB, 7 pages] Advisory notes MSCD application form [PDF: 35kB, 2 pages]

 

Voyage forms

Application for issue or re-issue of a certificate of international voyage [PDF: 393kB, 16 pages] Application for issue of a single voyage permit [PDF: 141kB, 4 pages]

 

Instructions to recognised organisations

Authorising service providers [PDF: 183kB, 2 pages] Instructions to Recognised Organisations Part One – General requirements [PDF: 242kB, 10 pages] Instructions for implementation of MARPOL Annex VI [PDF: 278kB, 12 pages]

 

Other forms

Certificate of Compliance or Certificate of Approval application form [PDF: 254kB, 8 pages] Change of vessel status or ownership form [PDF: 212kB, 2 pages] Request access to vessel information form [PDF: 118kB, 1 page] IOPP certificate application form [PDF: 123kB, 6 pages] Application for MNZ number/SOP Unique ID number [PDF: 106kB, 4 pages] Compass declaration form [PDF: 90kB, 2 pages]