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Issue 08, October 2013

WELCOME to SeaChange: highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. MOSS rules signed into law »
  Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee signed the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) rules into law, with operators required to comply with the new regime from 1 July 2014. Read more
02. Sign up for MOSS sessions »
  Sign up to hear a rundown on Rules 19 & 44, meet your local Maritime Officer, & learn more about how your operation will fit into MOSS. Read more
03. Interim template & guidance released »
  An initial version of the Maritime Transport Operator Plan (MTOP) template & step-by-step guidance on how to complete an MTOP is available now. Read more
04. Don't miss the boat – wear your lifejacket »
  About one in four NZers owns or uses a boat, but MNZ says too many boaties are risking their lives by not taking steps to stay safe on board. Read release
05. MNZ supports compulsory lifejacket law »
  MNZ supports a move to make the wearing of lifejackets compulsory for people under 15, and continues to encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets at all times. Read release
06. YouTube latest: distress beacons »
  The latest clip on our BoatSafetyinnz YouTube channel looks at distress beacons & what happens when they're activated. Watch clip
07. 20 years, and sailing ahead »
  Join us in celebrating 20 years of safe, secure & clean seas at MNZ. Watch clip
08. Check bylaws for your area »
  Rec boaties need to understand the rules, regulations & bylaws about safe boating in their region. Read more
Highlights
NPBSF new safety partner
The National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum has joined the movement to promote wearing of lifejackets in small vessels. Read more
You're invited to comment on the proposed fees for activities undertaken by MNZ under MOSS. Have your say before 5pm on 11 November Read more
Do you hold a New Zealand maritime document? In order for SeaCert to be effective, MNZ needs your current contact details. Email us or call 0508 225522 to update them now.
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Maritime New Zealand
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