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Issue 19, November 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...

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

Make sure your lifejacket's up to the job

Check your lifejacket is the right size and type for the boating you do. If you've got an inflatable lifejacket, you'll need to make sure it's serviced. Choosing the right lifejacket   Watch lifejacket servicing clip

Fit and proper person (FPP) form updated

The new FPP form replaces the NZ Police Vetting form and the old FPP form. It is available on the MNZ website as an editable PDF.  Download form

New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy 2015–19

The New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy sets the overarching framework for how MNZ and our partners will respond to a marine oil spill incident. Read more

Safety bulletin: Alcohol and other drugs

This safety bulletin is for most operators and seafarers and highlights the duties they have to operate safely. Read more

Briefing to the incoming Minister of Transport

This document describes the nature and scope of MNZ's work, strategic goals, work priorities, risk management and potential areas of ministerial engagement. Read bulletin [PDF, 415Kb, 19 pages]

Invitation to comment on omnibus IMO-related rule amendments 2015

MNZ invites comment on draft new maritime rules and marine protection rules – Omnibus Maritime and Marine Protection Rules IMO-related Amendments 2015. Read more

Invitation to comment on rule amendments 2015

MNZ also invites comment on draft new maritime rules and marine protection rules – various amendments. Read more

Check our MOSS feedback page for updates

We're regularly refreshing this page to answer questions and provide info about MOSS. Read more

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Highlights

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.

MNZ is prioritising applications for people who have provided all of the required documents. More about application processing
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.

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