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Issue 12, April 2014

WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. SeaCert now in effect
  All seafarers will either have their certificates deemed to be new certificates, or will need to obtain a new certificate through the transition process. Read more
02. MOSS – an industry perspective
  There's been a lot of talk in the industry about MOSS – what it will and won't cover, and how to come into the new system. Hear from some of the operators.
03. Surveyors can now apply for recognition
  From 1 April 2014, surveyors can begin applying to MNZ to be recognised as surveyors under MOSS. More
04. We're consulting on Part 40 series amendments
  MNZ wants your views on 14 proposed amendments to the Maritime Rules Part 40 series, which relate to ship, design, construction and equipment. See proposed amendments
05. Guilty verdicts in Easy Rider prosecution
  MNZ Director Keith Manch said the guilty verdicts on charges relating to the sinking of Easy Rider should send a strong message to operators in the fishing industry. Read release
06. Skipper fined after incident in Waitemata Harbour
  The American skipper of a vessel on a round-the-world cruise was ordered to pay $3000 after snagging a family's fishing craft and dragging it 30m through the water. Read release
07. Ukrainian fisherman airlifted to hospital
  A Ukrainian fisherman with acute appendicitis was airlifted to Nelson Hospital after falling ill aboard a fishing boat. Read release
08.
 
Search for missing bi-plane suspended
  RCCNZ suspended the search for a missing home-built aerobatic bi-plane that took off from Ardmore airfield near Auckland on Tuesday 25 March, with a 53-year-old pilot on board. Read release.
09. Need info on SeaCert?
 

Check the web for info first: maritimenz.govt.nz/seacert. Call us if you are applying: 0508 SEACERT or 0508 732 237, or email: seafarers@maritimenz.govt.nz. If you're outside New Zealand, call: +64 4 473 0111.

Highlights
MOSS & SeaCert update
MNZ announced the official introduction of SeaCert on 1 April, which was also the first day domestic commercial operators could apply to come into the new MOSS framework. Read more
First MOSS application received
MNZ received the first MOSS application early this week.
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