Recommendation Date:8 February 2010
Date Closed:27 June 2019
Address with the commercial jet boat industry that in spite of the requirements under Maritime Rules Part 80 and other safety initiatives taken by Maritime New Zealand that the issue of delivering meaningful pre-trip safety briefings to passengers, particularly where understanding of the English language is an issue, still remains.
The issue of delivering effective pre-trip safety briefings is the subject of a focused audit campaign. MNZ has also issued Safety Bulletin 18 to the sector reminding operators of their obligations in this area. The most recent jet boating newsletter also dealt with the issue. We consider this to address the intent of the recommendation.