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There is insufficient data available on the New Zealand coast to make any meaningful analysis of shipping routes, density of ship traffic or potential areas of shipping convergence that might warrant the introduction of local ship routing systems.

The Commission recommends that the Director of Maritime New Zealand begin to collate national data on shipping movements around the New Zealand coast that will in future enable Maritime New Zealand and local government authorities to monitor the potential need to introduce ship routing of some form.
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The Director accepts this recommendation and notes that the Review of Coastal Navigation Safety currently underway (as per details provided in the response to recommendation 013/14) will specifically consider the issue of ship routing around the New Zealand Coast.
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