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Issue 17, September 2014
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

The latest issue of Lookout! and Safe Seas Clean Seas was published in late August. If you didn't get them in your mailbox or inbox, you can subscribe to receive a hard copy or read them online. Subscribe now  Read Lookout! online  Read Safe Seas Clean Seas

Lookout! safety features at a glance

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

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Highlights
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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