What will happen to your old tickets

Maritime NZ is making it easier for holders of most older and legacy domestic tickets to keep working. From September 30, 2016, many of you will be able to ‘ring-fence’ your ticket at no cost - so you can continue working without moving to a new SeaCert Certificate.

Updated forms to register to ring-fence - and for other options - will be online here from September 30.

To pre-register you can fill out the details below, and we will contact you to discuss what you want to do with your tickets.

Here are some options for finding out what you need to do with your ticket(s):

1. Use our online tool

Use this online tool to find out what you need to do with your ticket(s).

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What you need to do

Delay transition - an option to continue using your certificate without transitioning is being proposed even if your certificate has an expiry date or has already expired.

We’d like you to register your details with us. The easiest way to do this is by registering online:

Register online now

Otherwise you can register with us in the following ways:

  • e-mail: legacy@maritimenz.govt.nz
  • phone: call Sonia on (04) 494 1559 or
  • Talk to your local Maritime Officer.

You will need to provide us with the following information: your name, date of birth, certificate(s) you hold and their issue date(s), your activity around these certificates, and any additional comments you may have.

What you need to do

Transition as normal by 31 December, 2016.

What you need to do

You can continue using your certificate but it must be renewed before its expiry date.

If your certificate doesn’t have an expiry date, you must transition by 31 March 2019.

What you need to do

You must still complete ancillary courses by 31 December 2016, but an option to allow you to continue using your ticket without transitioning or renewing is being proposed.

What you need to do

Delay transition. You must still transition at some point, however Maritime NZ is reviewing the ancillary requirements.

Transition deadlines may also be extended. Details should be finalised in June and we will produce guidelines that explain exactly what you need to do in order to transition.

What you need to do - Option

You can continue using your certificate but before its expiry date, you must transition.

You can transition to an SRL with a 24 metre endorsement and a passenger endorsement.

What you need to do

An option to allow you to continue using your ticket without transitioning or revalidating is being proposed.

What you need to do

You have several options available. Please call Maritime NZ so we can go through these with you.

What you need to do

You must still complete ancillary courses by 31 December 2016, but an option to allow you to continue using your ticket without renewing is being proposed.

What you need to do

This is a deemed certificate. This means you can continue using it until its expiry date or until 31 March 2019, whichever comes first. When you apply to renew it, you will be issued a new certificate - Master <500GT near-coastal.

An option to continue using your certificate without moving to the new certificate is being proposed (known as ring-fencing) but to do to this you would have to revert back to an NZOM without the STCW 95 endorsement. Under the proposed process, your ring-fenced NZOM without endorsement would be valid in New Zealand waters only on vessels up to 500GT out to 50 nautical miles and subject to a five-yearly currency check (likely to focus on sea time).

If you are interested in ring-fencing, we’d like you to register your details with us. The easiest way to do this is by registering online:

Register online now

Otherwise you can register with us in the following ways:

  • e-mail: legacy@maritimenz.govt.nz
  • phone: call Sonia on (04) 494 1559 or
  • Talk to your local Maritime Officer.

You will need to provide us with the following information: your name, date of birth, certificate(s) you hold and their issue date(s), your activity around these certificates, and any additional comments you may have.

What you need to do

You will need to transition your certificate by 31 December 2016. You may continue to use your existing certificate on vessels less than 500GT in the near-coastal area until your certificate expires but it is only valid in the unlimited area up to 31 December 2016 or until the expiry date on your certificate (whichever date comes first).

To continue working beyond these dates without interruption you must:

  • renew your certificate to Master <500GT NC limited to the near coastal area, or
  • transition to Master <500GT, which will allow you to continue working as master in the unlimited area.

An option to continue using your certificate without moving to the new certificate is being proposed (known as ring-fencing) but to do to this you would have to revert back to an NZOM without the STCW 95 endorsement or unit standards. Under the proposed process, your ring-fenced NZOM (without endorsement or unit standards ) would be valid only in New Zealand waters on vessels up to 500GT out to 50 nautical miles and subject to a five-yearly currency check (likely to focus on sea time).

If you are interested in ring-fencing, we’d like you to register your details with us. The easiest way to do this is by registering online:

Register online now

Otherwise you can register with us in the following ways:

  • e-mail: legacy@maritimenz.govt.nz
  • phone: call Sonia on (04) 494 1559 or
  • Talk to your local Maritime Officer.

You will need to provide us with the following information: your name, date of birth, certificate(s) you hold and their issue date(s), your activity around these certificates, and any additional comments you may have.

 

2. Register with us

You can pre-register here and we will contact you to discuss what to do with your tickets – or you can revisit this site and register from September 30. You have a year to register. We just need to know by 1 September 2017 what you are doing with your ticket.

Register online now

3. Contact us for more help

If you have any questions about seafarer certification, please contact our Personnel Certification team.

Phone:

New Zealand (toll free):
0508 SEACERT or 0508 732 237

Call Personnel Certification now

Email:

seafarers@maritimenz.govt.nz
Tell us what you need help with and remember to include your contact details (email address and phone numbers).

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