Safe Seas Clean Seas
Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 44, August 2013
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MNZ’s Compliance Operating Model aims to increase compliance with maritime regulations and prevent incidents and harm among commercial operators and recreational boaties.
MOSS (Maritime Operator Safety System) is the proposed new system to improve safety in maritime transport operations. It builds on what has been learned from SSM (Safe Ship Management). Under the proposed rule, you will need to comply with the new MOSS rules from 1 July 2014.
SeaCert, like MOSS, has been developed in consultation with industry.
Changes to maritime fees and charges took effect on 1 July. The changes affect fixed fees, hourly rates and Marine Safety Charges and follow a Funding Review by MNZ in 2011–12, which involved extensive consultation with the maritime sector.
Lessons from New Zealand’s response to the Rena grounding and oil spill were among the experiences shared during an international conference in Australia in April.
A survey measuring the results of last summer’s safe boating campaign reveals that lifejackets are now more likely to be carried on boats and worn by children, but there’s still more work to be done.
MNZ says the TV fishing show PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish is setting a new standard for promoting safe boating practices.