SeaChange from Maritime New Zealand - August 2016
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Issue 35

August 2016
WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and what's changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.

In this issue

Seafarers can ring-fence old domestic tickets

It is now easier for seafarers with most old and legacy domestic tickets to continue working.

Seafarers can ‘ring-fence’ these tickets, so they can retain them without the cost of moving into the modern SeaCert framework.

Media release: Seafarers can ring-fence old domestic tickets

SeaCert: What will happen to your old tickets


Maritime NZ patrol educates operators

Maritime New Zealand inspected 16 vessels during a Health and Safety at Work (HSWA) patrol in the Marlborough Sounds last month, to provide education and support for commercial operators.

Crew on a range of fishing vessels and mussel barges willingly engaged with maritime officers, and there was a high standard of compliance, says Maritime NZ’s general manager of maritime compliance, Harry Hawthorn.

New-look website for Maritime NZ

Maritime NZ has a new website that is designed for easy access and functionality on all devices, including your mobile phone.

Why not take a look?


TAIC releases urgent recommendations

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued two urgent recommendations concerning the risk assessment process for cruise ships using Tory Channel, and the way Maritime New Zealand pilotage requirements are being interpreted.

The urgent recommendations stem from an on-going investigation by the Commission into the cruise ship Azamara Quest striking Wheki Rock inside Tory Channel entrance on 27 January this year

Ordering your publications and updates

To order your new radio handbook and sticker – with the updated VHF emergency channels –  go to

You can order any of our publications in hard copy or on-line versions by visiting our new website, and can also keep informed by subscribing to email updates about our:
  • Three magazines Lookout!, Safe Seas Clean Seas and SeaChange
  • media releases
  • public consultations, reviews, sector engagements and general updates.

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