Safe Seas Clean Seas

Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 53, July 2018

fisherman in canoe
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In this issue: A Niuean canoe fisherman learns how to right a capzise during a workshop that was part of the Pacific Maritime Safety Programme.
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The Pacific Maritime Safety Programme is continuing to deliver exciting initiatives in the Pacific, including safety workshops for Niuean canoe fishermen.

Maritime NZ has issued a safety bulletin to warn the maritime sector that lifejackets with kapok-filling or cotton straps could fail when used.

Multiple lives lost at sea are the reason float-free distress beacons will be compulsory for domestic fishing vessels 7.5–24 metres in length, from January 2019.

Safe Seas, Clean Seas article.

A new ‘fatigue’ online education campaign that builds on Maritime NZ’s ‘safe crews fish more’ message has just been launched.

Maritime NZ is reminding seafarers who opted to save their legacy seafarer certificates, and want to keep working at sea, to get a certificate of medical fitness.

New Zealand is helping local seafarers with fishing qualifications to have their training recognised when working overseas, by being an early adopter of an International Maritime Organization convention.

Safe Seas, Clean Seas article.

Maritime surveyors from around New Zealand and Australia attended a two-day workshop facilitated by Maritime NZ in Wellington this May.

One big team working collaboratively is better than lots of small, individual teams. This is the philosophy that underpins the Common Compliance programme, bringing together Maritime NZ, councils and harbourmasters.

Maritime NZ has identified cranes and other lifting equipment onboard ships as a serious safety risk.

Maritime NZ’s team demonstrated its on-going commitment to the Government Regulatory Practice initiative (G-Reg), when a total of 65 staff graduated with a NZ Certificate in Regulatory Compliance (Core Knowledge) Level 3 in March this year.

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In April, 120 National Response Team members joined a Maritime NZ-led exercise on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour to test New Zealand’s maritime accident preparedness.

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