COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Our staff are working to provide services for you under the current COVID Alert Level.

Auckland is at Alert Level 3

Auckland is now at COVID Alert Level 3. This means that until further notice, all recreational water-based activities involving sailing boats, motorised craft or motorised equipment, is not permitted. Scuba diving is also not permitted under Alert Level 3.

Kayaking, canoeing, rowing, surfing, wind surfing and paddle boarding is permitted, however we recommend these activities take place within 200 metres from shore and comply with public health guidance.

Water-based activities that present a level of risk that could result in the need for search and rescue services, are discouraged. Check the conditions and possible changes in conditions before you undertake an activity. Assess your competency level against the prevailing water and weather conditions (e.g. high winds, cold water temperature, large waves, or rips) to decide whether you can comfortably handle the conditions.

If in doubt, stay at home.

If you do leave home, please use the NZ Covid Tracer App and scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on the Bluetooth functionality on the App. If you are unable to use the QR codes or there are none available, sign in and/or keep a record of your travel. This will make it easier for contact tracing to be carried out.

Wear masks in situations where it is difficult to maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene.

Please refer to the Ministry of Transport's website and Sport New Zealand's website for further information on recreational boating.

The rest of NZ is at Alert Level 2

All of New Zealand except Auckland (who are at Alert Level 3) are at COVID Alert Level 2. This means that recreational water-based activities are permitted as long as it is done in a safe way where physical distancing and official public health guidance is applied.

Please use the NZ Covid Tracer App and scan the QR codes wherever you go and turn on the Bluetooth functionality on the App. This will make it easier for contact tracing to be carried out. If you are unable to use the QR codes or there are none available, sign in and/or keep a record of your travel. Continue to wear masks on public transport and in situations where it is difficult to maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene.

Please refer to the Ministry of Transport's website and Sport New Zealand's website for further information on recreational boating.

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Contact us

The best way of contacting us is by email.

We are monitoring our email and will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Please use the following email addresses:
seafarers@maritimenz.govt.nz for all seafarer enquiries
operators@maritimenz.govt.nz for vessel related safety and certification
ship.registration@maritimenz.govt.nz for Part A and Part B registrations
exemptions.officer@maritimenz.govt.nz for all exemptions
enquiries@maritimenz.govt.nz for all other general enquiries

Alternatively you can use our online enquiry form.

Contact us online

If you don't have email

We are still answering the phones but there may be a delay in our response times.

Seafarers
New Zealand (toll free): 0508 SEACERT or 0508 732 237
Calling from outside New Zealand: +64 4 473 0111

Operators, vessel safety, ship registration, exemptions and all other commercial enquiries
New Zealand (toll free): 0508 22 55 22
Calling from outside New Zealand: +64 4 473 0111

 

Our office and postal services

Our staff are working to provide services for you under the current COVID Alert Levels. Thank you for your patience.

Although we are still using our postal service, there will be a significant delay for processing incoming and outgoing mail. Also we may have to stop this service if changes to the Government's COVID response requires us to.