Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
Pegasus Fishing
On 27 May 2021 the Commission recommended that Pegasus Fishing enhance its training system so as to upskill deckhands in watchkeeping practices that meet the minimum requirements of Maritime Rules Part 31 and adequately reduce the risk of accidents and incidents resulting from poor watchkeeping practices.
Reply Text
On 11 June 2021, Pegasus Fishing replied:

Prior to the recommendation being made our client had already begun to improve its training systems. Those steps will address the recommendation and include:

• Supporting PFL [Pegasus Fishing Limited] deckhands who are performing watchkeeping duties to obtain their Maritime New Zealand 'Advanced Deckhand – Fishing (ADH-F) certificate';

• Meeting with all PFL watchkeepers to discuss ongoing training requirements for deckhands; and

• Developing an on-board resource for PFL Captains that outlines their training responsibilities and the requirements for training deckhands in watchkeeping.

While some of these initiatives have already been implemented the process for completing the certification process will take some time. PFL expects this will be carried out by 1 December 2021.
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