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Issue 13, May 2014

WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. New dangerous goods rule takes effect 1 July
  Maritime Rules Part 24A: Carriage of Cargoes – Dangerous Goods replaces the existing Part 24A and comes into force on 1 July 2014. Read the new rule or read FAQs
02. SeaCert resources available and en route
  Guidelines for the new SeaCert certificates continue to be added to MNZ’s website. Check back regularly for the latest additions. Go to resources
03. Renewal of certificates under SeaCert
  From 1 April 2014, most seafarer certificates will need to be kept current through renewal – including national certificates of competency and proficiency, endorsements, and STCW / STCW-F certificates. View guidelines
04. Sea service guide available
  Find out about the sea service operating requirements for certificates of competency and proficiency and some endorsements. Guide to Sea Service [PDF 34 pages, 486KB]
05. We're consulting on Marine Protection Rules Part 131
  MNZ wants your views on the draft new Marine Protection Rules Part 131 – Offshore Installations – Marine Oil Spill Contingency Plans and Oil Pollution Prevention Certification. Go to consultation
06. Solo Canadian sailor rescued from sinking yacht
  Five days bailing out a leaky boat came to a happy conclusion for a solo sailor in a rescue managed by RCCNZ. Read more
07. Visit us at the Hutchwilco boat show
  MNZ is joining forces with the Big Angry Fishermen at the Hutchwilco boat show in Auckland on 15–18 May. If you can't make it, you can order publications from our website. Order now
Highlights
MOSS reminder
Does your SSM certificate expire between 1 July and 31 August? If so, you should be close to submitting your application to enter MOSS.
Read more about developing your operator plan. More info
Kids get on board with lifejackets
Maritime Officer Bruce McLaren visited a school to talk about the importance of safety gear. Check out Rangiora Borough School's blog
Lifejackets a winner
MNZ's "Don't be a clown" lifejacket campaign won four gold awards at this year's CAANZ Beacon awards and MNZ was named Advertiser of the Year. Read release
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