More than 130 submissions received on SeaCert

Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 43, April 2013

SeaCert, a new qualifications and operating limits framework for commercial operators, was developed with significant input from the maritime community.

This framework covers domestic and international certificates of competency and proficiency. These govern where and how seafarers and vessels can operate in and around New Zealand and international waters. The proposed new maritime rules support this framework.

Consultation on the new rules closed on 29 March 2013. More than 130 submissions were received and analysis is underway to inform the drafting of the final rules. MNZ is on track for the rules to be completed for the Minister of Transport’s consideration later in 2013. Following the Minister’s decision, it is intended that SeaCert will come into force no earlier than January 2014.

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