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Issue 16, August 2014
New Plymouth Maritime Officer Michael Vredenburg
WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.

In this issue...

MNZ returns to New Plymouth

We now have a permanent presence in New Plymouth, officially opening a new office on 1 August, staffed by full-time maritime officer Michael Vredenburg. Read more

First Coromandel operator enters MOSS

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris is the first operator in the Coromandel, and one of the first small operators in the country, to be certified under the Maritime Operator Safety System.  Read more

Last chance to respond on consultation

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

Need to report a maritime accident or incident?

Reporting a maritime accident or incident to MNZ is an easy two-step process. First you need to report your event (verbally) as soon as possible, then fill out an online form.    How to report an accident

Bar crossing clips on MNZ's YouTube channels

Watch clips on crossing a bar safely, and on crossing the bar at Bowentown, Raglan, Kaituna (Maketu) and Tairua.  Go to our rec boating YouTube channel or our commercial YouTube channel

MOSS info for operators and surveyors

MOSS is designed to cover most commercial operations in New Zealand waters. The MNZ website is your first port of call for all things MOSS.   Go to MOSS page

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Audit info for operators – Under MOSS, your operation will be audited by MNZ to check that your safety system is operating well. MNZ will conduct the regulatory audits of operators.   Go to page
Sea service requirements – find out how we administer sea service operating requirements for NZ certificates of competency and proficiency, and for some endorsements.   Read the document [PDF 485Kb, 33 pages]
A Swedish couple were rescued from their dismasted yacht 125 nautical miles (231km) north-east of the Cook Island in a mission coordinated by RCCNZ. Read the release
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