Issue 10, January 2014

WELCOME to SeaChange: highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. Lifejackets save lives »
  In the first 10 days of 2014, lifejackets helped to save the lives of at least 11 people who got into trouble. Others were not so fortunate. Read release
02. Inflatable lifejacket offer for commercial fishermen »
  Commercial fishermen crossing West Coast bars have been offered inflatable lifejackets under a joint initiative. All they have to do is ask – and undertake to wear them. Read more
03. MNZ is recruiting now »
  MNZ is seeking key technical people to help us initiate and lead safety outcomes within the maritime sector. Read more about working at MNZ or view current vacancies
04. Free new smartphone app the best 'first mate' for boaties »
  The MarineMate app has up-to-date tide info, boat ramp locations, safe boating checklists, and regulatory info about 5 knot zones, towing lanes and swimming areas. Read more
05. MNZ & MetService launch marine weather app »
  The free MetService Marine app has recreational and coastal marine forecasts, tides, severe weather warnings, rain radar and isobar map imagery – plus links to vital boating safety info. Read release
06. Registered beacon an ideal adventuring buddy »
  Beacons take the search out of search and rescue but only 42% of alerts are emergencies. If your beacon is registered, false alerts can be resolved quickly, and in an emergency, a registered beacon can result in a more effective response being launched. Read more
07. Helicopter wreckage found »
  Searchers located the wreckage of a Hughes 500 helicopter with a sole occupant  in the Milford area, in a search coordinated by RCCNZ on 16 December. Read more
08. MNZ Satisfaction Survey »
  We want your feedback. Complete our survey before 31 January 2014 and go in the draw to win an inflatable lifejacket. Fill out the survey now
09. New charts for the Chatham Islands »
  Land Information New Zealand has published three new nautical charts to improve maritime safety and support shipping and fishing operations around the Chatham Islands. Read more
It's on – like Taiwan!
You'll have seen MNZ's new lifejacket-wearing campaign launched last month on TV, but the 60-second extended mix has more of Joe Bro and Brandon's story. Watch the 60-second ad
SeaCert application process
After SeaCert goes live in April, MNZ will be processing applications for new certificates based on their expiry date. Read more
Second wave of MOSS workshops coming up
Sign up for interactive operator workshops in February and March 2014, which will build on the November 2013 briefings. Visit the MOSS sessions page for details.
Read more
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