Recommendation Date:2 August 2016
On 2 August 2016 the Commission recommended that the Director of Maritime New Zealand review Port Marlborough New Zealand Limited's Port Safety Management System and ensure that it has appropriate procedures in place to meet the requirements of its Pilot Training and Proficiency Plan and that the plan meets the intent of Maritime Rules Part 90: Pilotage.
The Director of Maritime NZ accepts the recommendation. Maritime NZ is working with Marlborough District Council to ensure clarity in relation to pilot currency. Maritime NZ does not believe that situations of this type currently exist in other pilotage areas around New Zealand but it will ensure that the TAIC recommendations are circulated to other regional councils.