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Shipping safety for commercial operations

Maritime New Zealand works with owners and operators to ensure that ships in our waters meet national and international safety requirements.

These requirements cover, for example, health and safety, port safety and security, safety inspections and safety messages. Use the links below to learn more about each topic.

New shipping safety topics

Safety beacon requirements for commercial vessels
Lashing point requirements for heavy vehicles

Health and safety

Health and safety onboard
Health and Safety in Employment Act
Code of safe working practices for merchant seafarers
Safety equipment for lifesaving and fire fighting
Fatigue management to reduce accidents
Safe practices on the waterfront

Safety updates

Safety updates

Navigation and weather warnings

Port safety and security

Safety in port operations
Security in ports and harbours
Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code

Maritime safety inspections

Maritime Officers
Inspection of foreign ships 
List of ship detentions

Other shipping safety topics

Dangerous goods at sea
Aids to navigation
Maritime radio
Maritime security in New Zealand