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First commercial shipping operation comes into MOSS

First commercial shipping operation comes into MOSS


Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is heralding the biggest change to New Zealand’s commercial shipping sector in 15 years by welcoming the first operator into the new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS).

Sanford’s Tauranga in-shore fishing operation entered the MOSS system at a formal presentation in Tauranga yesterday. Sanford operates four vessels out of Tauranga and has developed a comprehensive safety system covering the entire operation, from emergency procedures to maintenance, crew training and vessel details.

MNZ’s General Manager Maritime Compliance Harry Hawthorn says the event marks a significant milestone for the new safety system, which comes into force today.

“We’re pleased to issue the first Maritime Transport Operator Certificate to one of the largest fishing operators in the country,” Mr Hawthorn said. He noted that Sanford had put together a comprehensive safety plan in order to enter the new system.

MOSS, which is designed to improve operator and vessel safety, replaces the Safe Ship Management (SSM) system. It requires operators to develop a safety system that covers not only their vessels, but their entire operation. Around 2000 commercial operators will be required to transition to MOSS over the next four years.

“I believe MOSS strikes the right balance between ensuring operators take control of developing and implementing their own safety system, and enabling MNZ to provide the right amount of regulatory oversight for these systems,” said Harry Hawthorn.

The principles guiding MOSS are:

• improving safety by putting a greater focus on vessel owners and operators operating safely

• creating clearer lines of responsibility for the day-to-day safe operation of vessels

• providing effective and efficient regulatory oversight by MNZ

• making it easier for operators, surveyors and MNZ staff to support safe vessels and safe operating practices.

More information about MOSS is available on MNZ’s website at maritimenz.govt.nz/moss

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