WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and what's changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
New adventure activity safety guidelines
New guidelines are available for commercial kayaking and canoeing operations and commercial white water boarding operations, along with new draft guidelines for commercial paddle craft on the Whanganui River. Go to guidelines
Urgent reminder to operators holding a deemed MTOC
Your SSM manual must remain on your vessel at all times, even if your surveyor requests it be handed over. Not having these important safety documents available on board is a safety risk for the operator, crew and vessel. Read more
Check you've downloaded the appropriate guidelines for the ticket you're applying for and your seafarer application form is complete before submitting it.
Report a maritime accident, incident or near miss
Reporting is an easy two-step process. 1. Report your event verbally asap by calling RCCNZ on 0580 222 433. 2. Fill out an online event form as soon as you can. Report online
Heading out on the water this summer? You need to know the rules of the road on the water and your region's bylaws.