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Issue 14, June 2014
Welcome to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.

In this issue...

Updated info about MOSS fees 

This month, MNZ provided operators with modelling for the MOSS fees, and information about the audit and survey process. Read more

Consultation open on Maritime Labour Convention

The Ministry of Transport is consulting on whether or not New Zealand should become a party to the Maritime Labour Convention. View consultation

Easy Rider sentencing – this type of tragedy must never be repeated

MNZ believes the prosecution and sentencing following the fishing boat sinking sends a strong message to all those responsible for managing the safety of fishing operations. Read release

Marine Protection Rules Part 102: Certificates of Insurance

In conjunction with MNZ, the Ministry of Transport is also seeking feedback on a proposed rule amendment that increases the minimum financial assurance requirement for offshore installations. Go to consultation

Ship's master fined for failing to report grounding

The master of the Singapore-flagged cargo vessel Lake Triview was fined for failing to notify MNZ that the vessel had grounded off New Plymouth. Read release

New Zealand beacon saves day in California

A Blenheim man searching for a gold mine in California was rescued after activating his NZ-registered personal locator beacon. Read more

Ship's master fined for failing to report grounding

The master of the Singapore-flagged cargo vessel Lake Triview was fined for failing to notify MNZ that the vessel had grounded off New Plymouth. Read release

Day of the Seafarer – 25 June

Without seafarers, cars, clothes, gifts, gadgets and even basic needs would not reach our shores. We rely on these people every day. Read more
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Highlights

MOSS takes effect

From 1 July, operators need to comply with the new MOSS rules. Read more

Survey performance requirements finalised

After consultation in April, survey performance requirements have been finalised to provide best practice direction for surveyors and a firm basis for MNZ’s surveyor compliance management. Read more

Guidance available

Guidelines for all seafarer certificates are now available on MNZ’s website, as well as updated information about transitioning to new certificates

Know the rules on the water

You need to know the maritime rules and  navigation bylaws for the area(s) where you go boating. Use the MarineMate app on your phone to access bylaws for your region, along with tides and boat safety info. More about the app
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