Issue 08, October 2013
: highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
YouTube latest: distress beacons »
The latest clip on our BoatSafetyinnz YouTube channel looks at distress beacons & what happens when they're activated.
20 years, and sailing ahead
Join us in celebrating 20 years of safe, secure & clean seas at MNZ.
Check bylaws for your area
Rec boaties need to understand the rules, regulations & bylaws about safe boating in their region.
NPBSF new safety partner
The National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum has joined the movement to promote wearing of lifejackets in small vessels.
You're invited to comment on the proposed fees for activities undertaken by MNZ under MOSS. Have your say before 5pm on 11 November
Do you hold a New Zealand maritime document?
In order for SeaCert to be effective, MNZ needs your
current contact details
us or call 0508 225522 to update them now.
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