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Issue 37

November 2016

WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and what's changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.

In this issue

Safer Boating videos a hit

Three new Prep, Check, Know videos, featuring Milan and Nathan from the Big Angry Fish TV3 show, have reached an impressive 120,000 viewers already – thanks to our Safer Boating Facebook page and Big Angry Fish’s Facebook.

More than 44,000 of those folk have actually viewed the videos – which are well worth a look, whether you are a new boatie or would like a bit of light relief (these guys are funny).

Please help spread these all-important safety messages, and share these videos with friends and family.

Big splash for recreational boating

It’s thumbs up for Wellington City Council communications adviser Nell Husband, who shows how to make a splash in the annual wharf jump for Safer Boating Week. Pictured to her left is Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch, heading straight for the harbour, and to the right Navy Commander Euan Henderson relays the experience to his webcam.
Water safety leaders jumped off wharves in Wellington and Auckland for Safer Boating Week October 14-21, there were prime-time media interviews on keeping safe this summer, and boaties enjoyed a sunny Labour Weekend start to the recreational boating season.

Take a look at our Safer Boating website and Facebook to catch up on all the action.


Virtual Coastwatch wins again

Maritime NZ’s innovative digital advertising campaign, Virtual Coastwatch, has picked up four more Communication Agencies’ Association of NZ awards for its “Get it on or it’s no good” lifejacket campaign.

The effectiveness awards were for social marketing/public service, effective use of digital technology, most progressive campaign, and most effective integrated campaign.

Farewell for maritime stalwart

Maritime NZ director Keith Manch reflects, as deputy director Lindsay Sturt entertains gatherers at his farewell function on Wellington waterfront last Thursday.
The deputy director of Maritime NZ, Lindsay Sturt, retired last week after a 40-year career in the maritime sector.

Lindsay’s career achievements include responsibility for the creation of the Maritime Transport Act, Maritime NZ’s Marine Pollution Response Service, and New Zealand’s Port State Control System.

Lindsay told a farewell gathering of more than 100 guests that his work over the years has been interesting and varied; and one of the main reasons he has remained in the sector is because what Maritime NZ does is so worthwhile.

New IMO update out now

To read the latest on international maritime matters check out our IMO page and newsletter.

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