Masters of foreign ships

Information to assist Masters of ships visiting New Zealand in preparing their voyage plan as required by SOLAS V Regulation 34.

Navigating the New Zealand coast

When navigating around the New Zealand coast and approaching a pilot station, Masters are recommended to follow the routing guidance in NZ Annual Notice to Mariners No 10 issued by Maritime NZ and published by the National Hydrographer:

NZ Annual Notice to Mariners No 10[www.linz.govt.nz]

Pilotage

Many ports in New Zealand offer standard pilotage plans which Masters may incorporate into their voyage plans. In offering links to these pilotage plans Maritime NZ does not endorse them but reminds Masters of their overarching responsibility for the safe navigation of their vessels which may necessitate adjusting specific plans. Maritime NZ emphasises the importance of an effective Master:Pilot exchange of information, and that the Master and Pilot MUST discuss any deviation or interpretation to the standard pilotage plans.

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