Review of Maritime New Zealand Rule Parts 19 and 44
- Maritime New Zealand is consulting on amendments to
- Part 19 Maritime transport operator: certification and
- Part 44 Surveyor responsibilities, survey,
certification and maintenance
- Maritime NZ previously consulted on these rule amendments
in April 2010.
- As MOSS has developed, the rules enabling the programme
can be re-drafted with more clarity and certainty than the
Part 19 Maritime
transport operator: certification and responsibilities
- New objective clarifies maritime transport operators to
develop and operate in accordance with safety systems that
are specific and appropriate to their operation
- Vessel safety requirements for operators moved from Part
44 to Part 19
- All operators responsibilities grouped under one MOSS
- All components of safety system are now specified in the
- MNZs regulatory and auditing role strengthened
- Conditions under which an operators certificate (MTOC)
- An operation will transition to new MOSS when its first
SSM certificate expires.
Part 44 Surveyor
responsibilities, survey, certification and
- MNZ proposes to increase its regulatory oversight of the
independent survey function and provide support to surveyors
- National marine surveyor standards
- Code of conduct
- Charging guidelines
- Training programmes; and
- Competency and practice requirements.
- Important changes to the rules are:
- Set standards, including competency and currency
requirements, for the registration of surveyors
- Making surveyors responsible for quality of all surveys
- Remove distinction between intermediate and
- Surveyors to take all steps necessary to satisfy
themselves vessel is safe at any time they carry out a MOSS
- Obligation to notify MNZ when they become aware of a
subsequent safety issue for a vessel they have previously
- Existing survey Certificates remain valid until expiry
date, if the conditions of certification remain valid
- Ensures Certificate of survey remains valid on sale of
- Maritime NZ is holding a series of public meetings during
the second half of May to aid understanding of the changes.
The dates are contained in the consultation documents.
Implications for Vessel Operators
- Operators of commercial vessels are required to provide
assurance that their vessels are seaworthy and are being
operated in a safe manner.
- An MTOC applies to a complete operation rather than a
- Operators will no longer have to belong to an SSM
company. They must still use a surveyor for vessel surveys
and vessel certification but may choose to take
responsibility for the remainder of the Marine Transport
Operator Plan (MTOP) components.
- An MTOP will include components on:
- qualifications of personnel
- vessel certification
- safe operating procedures,
- communication of safety procedures, and
- review of safety procedures.
- The MTOP will include vessel survey and maintenance
plans, safety equipment and spare parts lists
- MNZ will undertake periodic audits to ensure MTOPs are
effective and operational
- MNZ intends to lift the safety operating standards of
- Operators will be able choose how to develop their MOTP,
for example develop their own MOTP, engage a consultant or
- The implementation of MOSS will probably result in
increased costs for an operation. Not belonging to an SSM
company and not having an SSM company undertake the
development of a full safety plan will lower external costs.
Vessel surveys will still be needed. MNZ is introducing new
fees to undertake the auditing role.
- The compliance auditing role of MNZ will be strengthened
and they will be able to use their powers under the Maritime
Transport Act or Health and Safety Employment Act to enforce
Request for submissions to be heard close 18 May 2012
Submissions close 31 May 2012
Consultation documents found