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Issue 21, February 2015
WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and what's changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.

In this issue...

RCCNZ coordinates rescue of fishing vessel in Antarctica

Ice-bound Antarctic Chieftain was rescued by CGC Polar Star and FV Janas in an RCCNZ mission spanning several days. Read more

Missing helicopter found crashed near Queenstown

The wreckage of a helicopter reported overdue in the Queenstown area was located in Lochy River basin. Read release

Beacon owner extremely happy with purchase 

Possum trapper Jacob Gollan says the personal locator beacon he set off while in severe pain in Bay of Plenty bush is the “best money I’ve ever spent in my whole life”. Read release

MNZ allows temporary pause in Rena salvage

Following a request from the owners of Rena, the Director of MNZ has allowed a temporary pause to salvage work, pending resolution of their resource consent application. Read release

Sea Cadets assist with boat ramp surveys 

MNZ is linking up with Whangarei Sea Cadets to carry out boat ramp surveys of recreational boaties around Northland in February and MarchRead more

Updated charts support Wellington multi-million-dollar cruise ship industry

Updated nautical charts released by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) will support the growing number of cruise ships entering Wellington Harbour. Read more

Report a hazard to navigation

Mariners are asked to advise the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority at LINZ when they identify new or suspected dangers to navigation, or shortcomings in charts or publications. Read more

Check our MOSS feedback page for updates

We're regularly refreshing this page to answer questions and provide information about MOSS. Read more

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Highlights

Recognised surveyor list updated

Under MOSS, maritime operators now engage a surveyor directly. Your vessel survey can be done by any surveyor recognised (approved) by MNZ to carry out survey work. Read more

RCCNZ coordinates land, sea and air beacon rescues
Last Friday morning saw a tramper rescued and a cruise ship passenger evacuated in a typical morning's work. Read release
The Safer Boating Forum is the new name for the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum, the formal network that promotes recreational boating safety. Read more
The Safer Boating Forum is working on ideas for Safer Boating Week 2015. This follows the success of the first Safer Boating 2014 week. More about the 2014 week
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