New Zealand Date/Time:
Sat, Mar 24, 2018, 5:49:02 AM
Maritime New Zealand

Maritime New Zealand’s role is to ensure that all maritime activities are carried out safely,
with minimal impact on the environment and our nation's security.

Their vision is “a maritime environment with minimum deaths, accidents, incidents and pollution as part of an integrated and sustainable transport system”.

Check out their key safety messages for boaties:

Maritime New Zealand is responsible for:

  • Developing and monitoring maritime safety rules and marine protection rules
  • Licensing seafarers and registering ships
  • Conducting safety inspections of all New Zealand ships and foreign-flagged ships calling at New Zealand ports  
  • Investigating and analysing maritime accidents and accident trends
  • Educating the maritime community about best practice in safety and environmental standards
  • Ensuring that relevant port facilities and New Zealand ships meet the requirements of the Maritime Security Act 2004
  • Providing and operating lighthouses and other aids to navigation for ships on the
    New Zealand coast
  • Providing a coastal maritime safety and distress radio service
  • Managing the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand
  • Maintaining the New Zealand Marine Oil Spill Response Strategy and National Contingency Plan
  • Administering the New Zealand Oil Pollution Fund
  • Overseeing services provided by organisations under contract, mainly in the areas of marine radio services and the Safe Ship Management system.