WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and what's changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
Updated entry guide to MOSS available
This entry guide outlines your responsibilities under MOSS, how and when to start moving from SSM to MOSS, and what you will need to provide. Read the guide [PDF, 6 pages, 1.2Mb)
MOSS – we want to hear from you
Maritime operators can send us any questions they have about MOSS. Read the latest news and feedback from operators here. Read more
MNZ joins forces for Operation Moana
A joint operation by MNZ and the Defence Force has seen 16 fishing vessels operating off the South Island's West Coast boarded and inspected to ensure they meet environmental and safety standards. Read more
Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2011
These regulations require a person who provides adventure activities to undergo a recognised safety audit and be registered with WorkSafe NZ by 1 November 2014. Read more [WorkSafe NZ website]
Safer Boating Week coming up
Safer Boating Week on 17–24 October will focus boaties’ attention on key boating safety messages as they prepare their vessels and gear for the traditional start of the boating season at Labour weekend. Read release
Coastal Navigation Safety Review terms of reference available
Over the next year, this review will take an in-depth look at factors contributing to risks in the coastal environment and assess the current risk management processes. Read terms of reference
Lookout! and Safe Seas Clean Seas available online
Our Lookout! safety features on a range of topics are now available in PDF format or as part of Lookout! online. Browse safety features
MNZ expands spill response capability
MNZ has engaged an environmental consultancy to extend its capability for oil and hazardous substance spill response. The consultancy will provide trajectory modelling and spill behaviour advice during significant spill events. Read more
IMO World Maritime Day, 25 September
International Maritime Organization conventions: effective implementation is this year's theme. Adoption of conventions is only the first step of the treaty-making process. Read more
Clarifying the status of former SSM companies Following the introduction of MOSS on 1 July 2014, former Safe Ship Management (SSM) companies no longer have any regulatory authority to conduct audits. Read more
Trans-Tasman contract boosts NZ search and rescue capability
A new contract signals the start of improvements to the way distress beacon signals are picked up. Read release
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