Coastguard NZ’s Southern Region Leads Way into New Safety System


The 16 vessels of Coastguard New Zealand’s Southern Region are now covered by Maritime NZ’s new Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS). MOSS, introduced last year by Maritime NZ, requires operators to develop a safety system that covers not only their vessels, but their entire operation. Around 1700 commercial operators will transition into MOSS by 2018 – to date, 500 operators have entered MOSS or begun the entry process. MOSS puts the emphasis on establishing clear lines of responsibility for the day-to-day safe operation of vessels, beyond ensuring their seaworthiness.

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