009/19

Status
Open
Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
MNZ
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On 26 September 2019 the Commission recommended to the Director of Maritime New Zealand that they work with the Ministry of Transport to amend Rule 40D to put appropriate measures in place to ensure that aging fishing vessels are not permitted to remain in the system indefinitely without being required to meet contemporary safety standards.
Reply Text
We understand the intent of this recommendation is aimed at ensuring that safety standards do not fall behind and place people at risk. To that end, Maritime NZ is progressing work on comprehensive reform of the Maritime Rules Part 40 series.

Maritime NZ will advise the Minister of Transport, through the Ministry of Transport, of any proposed changes to maritime rules when the work is completed. If the Minister accepts the proposals Maritime NZ makes at the conclusion of its work, it is estimated that the earliest that such new rules could come into effect would be 2023.
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