018/12

Status
Closed
Recommendation Date
Recipient Name
MNZ
Date Closed
Text
At the time of the grounding there was uncertainty between Maritime New Zealand and the owner of the Anatoki on what was a suitable level of crewing for a ship of that size and tonnage. The relationship between New Zealand and international standards for crewing ships is unclear and appears complex.
The Commission recommends the Director of Maritime New Zealand resolves the correct level of crewing for the Anatoki and clarifies for industry the relationship between New Zealand and international crewing standards. (018/12)
Reply Text
Maritime New Zealand accepts this recommendation and intends to establish the correct level of crewing for the Anatoki This will include first establishing theoretical minimum safe manning required by the Rules, a visit to the operator to assess whether that level is suitable, and the comprehensive audit, scheduled in response to the Commission’s draft report. This has been timetabled for completion, and compilation of a report, by the end of July 2012. Following the determination of the correct crewing level, Maritime New Zealand intends publishing advice as to the relationship between New Zealand and international crewing standards in September 2012 edition of our quarterly publication, Safe Seas Clean Seas.
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