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Issue 15, July 2014
WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.

In this issue...

First ships enter MOSS

Sanford’s Tauranga in-shore fishing operation was the first to enter MOSS when it received its Maritime Transport Operator Certificate on 1 July. Read more

Coastal navigation safety under review

A review of coastal navigation safety is underway to identify risks and assess safety measures, as part of MNZ's intelligence-led, risk-focused approach to maritime safety. Read more

Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy consultation

MNZ invites submissions on its draft updated Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy 2014. Submissions close on 25 August. See consultation

Safe practice for ships carrying timber deck cargoes – loop lashing

This safety bulletin recommends loop lashing for securing timber deck cargoes, and illustrates the options. Read bulletin

Fishing company fined for operating illegally

Albacore Fisheries was fined $12,000 for fishing without the required certificate during 38 fishing trips between February and May 2013. Read more

Crew rescued from stricken yacht

Three people returning from Fiji were plucked from their yacht in a dramatic rescue coordinated by RCCNZ. Read release

Trans-Tasman kayaker winched to safety

Kayaker Scott Donaldson was uplifted from his vessel off the Taranaki coast after declaring that his situation was unsafe, in a mission coordinated by RCCNZ. Read release

MNZ's Statement of Intent now available

MNZ has set out its strategic direction for the next six years. Read Statement of Intent 2014–2020 [PDF 3.66Mb, 44 pages]

Use of the MNZ, MOSS and SeaCert logos

Maritime organisations and businesses may not use the MNZ, MOSS or SeaCert logos without permission. Read our guidelines on logo use

Product recall – GME EPIRBS (distress beacons) 

Standard Communications has recalled some EPIRBs manufactured between January 2005 and February 2008. Read more

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Highlights
Iconic steamship TSS Earnslaw – one of NZ’s oldest commercial vessels joined MOSS earlier this month. Read release
Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework – the condensed guide to SeaCert – has been updated. Read the document [PDF 1.42Mb, 104 pages]
The search by RCCNZ for the missing schooner Nina went beyond what many overseas authorities would have conducted, an independent reviewer has found. Read the release and review
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