Marine 031/17

Status: Open
Recommendation Date: 
26 October 2017
Recipient Name: 
MNZ
Text:
On 25 October 2017 the Commission recommended that the Director of Maritime New Zealand, provide a common official website where responsible harbour authorities can make their passage plans available for download by shipping companies and vessel masters to access prior to planning their voyages.
Reply Text:
As an additional service to any already provided by individual Port operators and Regional Councils, Maritime New Zealand will investigate through the mechanism of the Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code, providing a facility on its internet site for Port operators and Regional Councils who wish to make passage plans available for shipping companies and vessel masters to access prior to planning their voyages.
The time frame to complete this recommendation will largely depend on whether or not Port operators and Regional Councils choose to accept the recommendations above.
In my response to the Commission's draft recommendations, I referred to the statutory framework within which Maritime New Zealand operates, and limitations on the Director's powers to go beyond encouraging Port operators and Regional Councils to take specific actions. I re-state my view that it would be more appropriate for the Commission to address its concern directly with the parties that it wishes to see take action.
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