Issue 11, March 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 rules signed »
  Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has signed into law the maritime rules giving effect to SeaCert – a major overhaul of the certification process for New Zealand seafarers. Read release
02. SeaCert framework overview »
  The Seafarer Certification and Operational Limits Framework document provides a condensed guide to SeaCert. Open PDF [1.98MB, 104 pages]
03. MOSS guidance & templates available »
  Customisable MOSS templates and guidance are available for operators completing their maritime transport operator plan (MTOP). Read more
04. MOSS clip on YouTube »
  MNZ staff talk you through MOSS fundamentals – how it works for operators and surveyors, when it will come into force, how and when to apply to enter MOSS, and how MNZ will work with you. Watch the clip
05. Fees announced for MOSS & SeaCert »
  Cabinet has approved new fees for MOSS and SeaCert, which will take effect on 1 April 2014. View the SeaCert fees here and the new MOSS fees here
06. New project manager for SeaCert »
  Charles Tortise has been appointed SeaCert project manager – following the resignation of Roy Ellams, who has returned to the UK. Charles has been seconded from a senior role in MNZ's Technical Support Services Team. Read more
07. Lookout! & Safe Seas Clean Seas on hold »
  The April issue of Safe Seas Clean Seas and Lookout! has been cancelled. An update on the timing of the next issue will be available later in the year. View most recent issue
08. Guide to lifejacket types »
  Many different types of lifejackets and PFDs are available. It's essential that you choose the correct type for your activity. Find out more
New maritime rules in effect 1 April
Read the new SeaCert rules, which take effect on 1 April 2014, and their accompanying advisory circulars. Go to rules & ACs
MOSS operator workshops on now
Sign up for interactive operator workshops during March. Visit the MOSS sessions page for details.
Read more

NZ coastal navigation warnings are online

Coastal navigation warnings are available alongside info for mariners on the LINZ websiteRead media release or visit the LINZ website
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