Issue 01, March 2013

Ukrainian vessel FV Mainstream
WELCOME to SeaChange: highlighting what's new and changing in the maritime sector.
In this issue...
01. First foreign charter fishing vessel (FCV) reflagged »
  The Ukrainian vessel FV Mainstream is the first FCV to be registered under the NZ flag. The reflagging brings Mainstream under our labour and health & safety laws. The Government is working to ensure all FCVs are reflagged by 2016.
02. New compliance managers appointed
  Five compliance managers have been confirmed in their roles as MNZ implements its new compliance-focused structure and allow MNZ to take a consistent, risk-based and intelligence-led approach: Baz Kirk –  National Advisor, Industry Support; Deane Ingram – Regional Compliance Manager, Northern;  Pelin Davison – Regional Compliance Manager, Central; David Billington – Regional Compliance Manager, Southern; and  Paul Fantham –  Manager Intelligence and Planning. Read their profiles in the next issue of Safe Seas Clean Seas.
03. Safety guidelines for raft and jet boat operators released – managing risks: alcohol and other drugs »
  MNZ's new guidelines will help operators manage and minimise the workplace hazard of risks associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs.
04. MNZ gets feet wet at MLAANZ conference »
  Topics at this year’s conference of the NZ branch of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ) include the reform of marine insurance, admiralty law, employment law and common law remedies. MNZ’s Stacey Fraser, Victoria Hallum and Andy McQueen are attending.
05. Commercial swimming operations – interim safety guidelines »
  These guidelines will help operators develop and implement their safety management systems and cover the safety requirements for commercial swimming operations.
New rules aim to reduce marine pollution
New rules restricting the disposal of garbage from ships, pleasure craft and offshore installations came into force on 17 January 2013.

Read about the rules and order a sticker for your vessel

Nominations sought for industry advisory group
We’re seeking industry members with knowledge and experience of the relevant issues relating to the successful implementation of MOSS. Members representing a cross-section of industry are being sought.

Nominations close at 5pm on 18 March

SeaCert consultation open until 29 March
You’re invited to have your say on the maritime rules relating to seafarer certification and operational limits (formerly referred to as QOL). Details of the rules being consulted on, the invitations to comment, and the different ways you can contribute can be found on the SeaCert page.
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