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Issue 22, March 2015
WELCOME to SeaChange – highlighting what's new and what's changing at Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and in the maritime sector.

In this issue...

Sea Cadets help in water safety survey

MNZ has linked up with Whangarei Sea Cadets to carry out boat ramp surveys of recreational boaties around Northland. Read tips

Muttonbirding safety tips now available

MNZ has developed safety tips for skippers and passengers for the 2015 muttonbirding season. Read more

MNZ welcomes sentencing of master with excess breath alcohol

A breath alcohol test result of over five times the legal limit led to the prosecution of a ship's master. Read release

Updates to maritime and marine protection rules from 1 April 2015

These amendments ensure that the rules reflect changes to conventions to which New Zealand is party, and correct minor errorsRead more

Statement of Performance Expectations 2014/15

MNZ has released its measurement of the quality of its operational activities and services for 2014/15. Read release

Reducing the risks of alcohol- and drug-related impairment in transport sector

The Ministry of Transport is exploring the need for a new regime to manage alcohol- and drug-related impairment in aviation, maritime and rail. Read more

Applying for an MTOC – help for operators

Operators need to provide supporting evidence with their MTOC applications. Here’s a handy guide to the documents you need to include. Read more

Ports of Auckland Ltd  (POAL) fined after injury to stevedore

POAL has been fined and ordered to pay reparation to a stevedore who suffered serious injuries unloading a container shipRead more

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Sample operator plan available

Domestic commercial operators preparing for MOSS can request a sample Maritime Transport Operator Plan from their local maritime officer. Read more

First edition of IMO News for 2015 released

Keep up to date with IMO activities, including international conferences, technical committees and measures being discussed or adopted. Read more

Day Skipper course launched online

Coastguard Boating Education's most popular introductory course can now be completed anywhere, anytime, on a tablet, laptop or desktop. Read more
MNZ partners Nathan and Milan and Big Angry Fish are back on TV3, with the Season 3 repeats on Sundays at 1.30pm. More about the show
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