Marine 014/17

Status: Closed
Recommendation Date: 
27 April 2017
Recipient Name: 
MNZ
Date Closed: 
21 June 2018
Text:
On 27 April 2017 the Commission recommended that the Director of Maritime New Zealand work with surveyors and designers of fishing vessels to ensure that fishing vessels have effective means of escape from all compartments for all reasonably foreseeable emergency situations.
Reply Text:
Maritime New Zealand will work with surveyors and designers of fishing vessels to ensure that fishing vessels have effective means of escape from all compartments for all reasonably foreseeable emergency situations.

Maritime NZ holds regular seminars with surveyors where safety matters are raised and discussed. Guidance for surveyors and designers of fishing vessels will be developed in consultation with surveyors. The guidance will be available on the MNZ website and surveyors will be notified when it is available. We anticipate this will be completed by June 2018. This matter will also be raised at the next surveyor seminar. We will also ensure owners and operators are made aware of the issue.

I will send copies of the safety bulletin and guidance for surveyors to you when the documents have been completed.
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