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Issue 20, December 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...

Tiritiri Matangi Lighthouse celebrates 150 years of light

The Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi are marking the 150th anniversary of New Zealand's oldest operating lighthouse by inviting people to open days on 1 and 2 January. Read more

Adventure activity safety guidelines released

Safety guidelines are available for a range of commercial operations. The latest guidelines cover: shark cage diving; vessels involved in swimming; high-speed / thrill-ride vessels; and parasailing. Go to guidelines

Application for dumping permit – OMV New Zealand Ltd

The Director of MNZ has given notice of an application by OMV to dump a wellhead in NZ's Exclusive Economic Zone for a limited period. View application and make a submission

New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy 2015–19

The strategy, which sets the overarching framework for how MNZ and our partners will respond to a marine oil spill incident, is now available as an updated printed document or PDF. Read report [PDF 2.98Mb]

Annual Report 2013/14 released

MNZ’s annual report outlines significant changes inside the organisation, and describes the delivery and improvement of its regulatory, compliance and response activities outside the organisation. Read report [PDF 2.98Mb]

Maritime Convention Ratification

New Zealand is to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, to help ensure fair treatment of seafarers and protect the reputation of New Zealand's exports. Read media release

TAIC report released on Rena grounding

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released its report on the grounding of CV Rena on 5 October 2011. Go to report

Maritime Rules Various SOLAS Catch-up Amendments 2015

MNZ invites comment on these amendments, which are intended to ensure that maritime rules reflect changes to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Find out more

Check our MOSS feedback page for updates

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

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Highlights

Applying to update your operator plan

Use the update form if you need to let MNZ know about changes to your operation's name, contact details or vessel info, or apply to make changes to your Maritime Transport Operator Plan. Read more

Auditing to ensure maritime safety

MNZ undertakes periodic audits of operators who hold maritime documents, including deemed MTOCs. Read about the legal basis for deemed MTOC audits. Read more

All aboard for deemed MTOC audit

A ferry’s deemed MTOC was audited during a scheduled sailing between downtown Auckland and Waiheke Island. Read more

Festive cheer for MOSS

Santa’s all set to sail into the night on Christmas Eve with his full MTOC on board. Read more

Update, register or deregister your beacon
If you've got a 406MHz distress beacon, make sure you've got up-to-date registered contacts. Also check your beacon's expiry date. Beacon registration

More Kiwis than ever are out boating, but this year’s recreational boating toll is “far too high”, with 24 lives lost, compared to 19 last year, according to MNZ. Read more

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