SeaChange issue 30, December 2015
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Issue 30

December 2015

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

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In this issue

Best wishes for the holiday season

Maritime NZ wishes you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and festive holiday season. If out boating this summer wear your lifejacket -  “Get it on, or it’s no good”.

We’ll see you in 2016!

And the winner is...

Logan MacDonell with lifejacket video competition winner Glenn Hooper. They will both be joining Milan and Nathan from Big Angry Fish for a big day out.

Taranaki kayak-fisherman wins lifejacket video competition

Taranaki fisherman Glenn Hooper is the winner of the Big Angry Fish/Maritime NZ lifejacket video competition, for his quirky piece capturing him and friend Logan fishing from their kayaks.
The pair will join Milan and Nathan from the popular TV3 fishing show Big Angry Fish for a day out on the water. As keen fans of the show, Glenn says they are looking forward to an opportunity to pick up some fishing tips from the experts.

To view their video go to:

SeaCert Transition Project

Seafarers with older and legacy certificates are asked to register with Maritime NZ to help us identify options as part of the SeaCert transition project.

Maritime NZ is looking at ways to ease the transition process and remove unnecessary costs.  By registering seafarers will help us develop a database, and enable us to keep individuals informed about changes. Seafarers are urged to check our website over the next few months for updates about the project to transition all certificate holders on to the new Seafarers Certification framework over the next few years.

See if you may be affected:

Keeping safe Outdoors

Using life jackets when out on the water is one of those core safety messages that needs constant promotion.  Check out the Outdoors Group Facebook page for plenty of tips about lifestyle and adventure activities, and our safer boating posts:

Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code

Port operators, councils and Maritime NZ invite you to comment on the draft New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code and the associated implementation plan.

This is a voluntary code of practice that is intended to assist port operators and councils to manage the safety of marine activities in their ports and harbours.

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