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On 21 February 2020, the Commission recommended that the Director of Maritime New Zealand continue to develop its fatal accident database to improve the quality of the data so that the maritime sector is better able to understand the risks of alcohol and drug use in recreational boating accidents.
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Maritime NZ accepts the final recommendation and can confirm it is in the process of implementing it. Updating and improving the quality, fidelity and timeliness of data held in Maritime NZ's internal Maritime Fatal Events Database is an on-going and continuing task for Maritime NZ data analysis staff.

Noting the importance of building the reliability of the dataset, there is currently a focus on capturing more detailed historical coroner findings data including a focus on detail such as skipper impairment and causal factors. This will allow for more detailed analytical review over time.

In light of the on-going nature of this work, Maritime NZ does not consider it prudent to specify a completion date for this recommendation. An update on progress on the increasing reliability of the data set could, however, be provided as that becomes evident.
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