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On 25 October 2017 the Commission recommended that the Director of Maritime New Zealand, use the Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code and its associated governance arrangements, or any other appropriate mechanism, to ensure that port authorities produce and publish passage plans for their respective pilotage districts that meet the port-specific requirements and guidelines contained in, Chapter V, Safety of Navigation, of the Annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and Resolution A.893(21) Guidelines for Voyage Planning.
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As outlined in my response to the Commission's draft recommendations, neither the code nor the underlying statutory framework confer on the Director a mechanism to ensure that port operators or regional councils undertake specific activities as contemplated in this recommendation.
However, I will, within six months of the Commission releasing its final report, convey this recommendation to both Port operators and Regional Councils who are parties to the code, for their consideration.
Furthermore, Maritime New Zealand will advise the Commission of any response or comments received from Port operators and/or Regional Councils as to their intentions.
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