Issue 06, August 2013

WELCOME to SeaChange: highlighting what's new and changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. Workplace health and safety reform »
  The Minister of Labour Simon Bridges announced the most significant reform of NZ's workplace health and safety system in 20 years. Read more
02. "Ghost Rod" wins boat safety video competition
  A water-based homage to the "Ghost Chips" TV advertisement has won the Bounty Hunter Fishing Tournament video competition, which was sponsored by MNZ and Big Angry Fish Read more
03. Charges laid over discharge of oil into the sea »
  MNZ has laid three charges against Sanford Ltd after an investigation into alleged illegal dumping of oil into the sea from the Korean foreign charter fishing vessel Pacinui. Read about the charges
04. Know before you go – water safety & boat safety codes »
  Check out the water safety code clip on MNZ's YouTube channel and before you enter the water and get familiar with the boating safety code. 
05. Chatham Islands fisherman convicted »
  A Chatham Islands fisherman and his company have been convicted of operating the fishing vessel Equinox without an appropriate current maritime document. Read media release
06. Twenty years of maritime safety »
  This month MNZ celebrated 20 years of safer, cleaner and more secure seas rivers and lakes. MNZ was formed in 1993 via the Maritime Transport Act and became MNZ in 2005. Read more
07. Couple rescued from Austrian yacht »
  An Austrian couple was rescued from their 12.8m  yacht Gobo, 220 nautical miles east of American Samoa, after encountering difficulties for the second time in a week. Read more
Development of SeaCert guidance material is well under way. Read more

The MOSS industry advisory group has met for the third time, discussing issues around applications and certification. Read more
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