Safety bulletins

Safety bulletins alert people to a specific and significant marine hazard in any arena of Maritime New Zealand’s operations, for example health and safety, rules or codes.

Where an incident has occurred, safety bulletins bring the hazard and any related issues to industry’s attention, as well as providing suggestions to prevent the occurrence of a similar incident.

Each safety bulletin is written for relevant groups that are most likely to be affected by the hazard, such as:

  • owners, operators, skippers and crew of commercial vessels and jet boats
  • ship surveyors
  • safety auditors
  • safe ship management companies
  • maritime safety inspectors
  • others involved with commercially operated ships in New Zealand including port companies, harbourmasters, stevedoring companies and manufacturers,

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Latest safety bulletins

Issue 29, June 2014 — Safe practice for ships carrying timber deck cargoes – loop lashing

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Previous published safety bulletins

2012

Issue 28, November 2012 — Engine room fires on small commercial fishing vessels

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Issue 27, November 2012 — Crane block failures on IHI and IHI-WMMP deck cranes

Read online | Download [PDF: 52Kb, 2 pages]

IHI Corporation Bulletin (IHI ref. NGO-6185, 22 June 2011) [PDF: 114Kb, 5 pages]

 

2011

Issue 26, May 2011 — Passenger injuries caused by vessels slamming into waves

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Issue 25, April 2011 — Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) – robust, but not invincible

Read online | Download [PDF: 34Kb, 2 pages]

2010

Issue 24, December 2010 — Fishing vessels drifting at night

Read online | Download [PDF: 36Kb, 2 pages]

Issue 23, August 2010 — Maintenance of switchboard safety systems

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2009

Issue 22, November 2009 — Volunteer health and safety

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Issue 21, September 2009 — Enclosed and confined spaces can kill

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Issue 20, August 2009 — Dangerous use of mobile phones while a vessel is underway

Read online | Download [PDF: 40Kb, 2 pages]

Issue 19, March 2009 — Fake Hammar H20 Hydrostatic release units

Download [PDF: 664Kb, 3 pages]

2008

Issue 18, September 2008 — Passenger safety briefing - Maritime Rule Part 80

Download [PDF: 76Kb, 1 page]

Issue 17, January 2011 (replaces September 2008) — Small craft wire cable steering controls

Download [PDF: 78Kb, 3 pages]

Issue 16, June 2008 — Life rafts and their release mechanisms

Download [PDF: 147Kb, 5 pages]

2007

Issue 15, December 2007 — Hamilton Jet steering nozzle pivot check

Download [PDF: 33Kb, 1 page]

Hamilton Jet product bulletin [PDF: 185Kb, 2 pages]

Issue 14, September 2007 — Crane controls and communications

Download [PDF: 37Kb, 1 page]

Issue 13, September 2007 — Shore-based pre-slung cargo slings

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Issue 12, June 2007 — Lifting slings, loose gear and dunnage

Download [PDF: 97Kb, 2 pages]

Issue 11, June 2007 — Cargo vessel crane wires - examination and renewal

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Issue 10, May 2007 — Life rafts and their release mechanisms

This safety bulletin has been superseded by a new safety bulletin dated June 2008, #16. The new ‘Life rafts and their release mechanisms’ bulletin is available above.

Download [PDF: 249Kb, 4 pages]

Issue 9, April 2007 — Manpower and responsibilities during mooring operations

Download [PDF: 91Kb, 2 pages]

Issue 8, April 2007 — Mooring line hazards: bights and snap-backs

Download [PDF: 27Kb, 3 pages]

Issue 7, February 2007 — Freeing port covers on fishing vessels

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2006

Issue 6, May 2006 — Safe operation of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries hydraulic deck cranes

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2005

Issue 5, November 2005 — Low sulphur diesel fuel

Download [PDF: 79Kb, 1 page]

Issue 4, October 2005 — Ammonia leakage on fishing vessels

Download [PDF: 82Kb, 1 page]

Issue 3, October 2005 — Bulletin for operators of road vehicles and floating barges

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Issue 2, September 2005 — Recommendations for ships carrying fumigated bulk cargoes

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Issue 1, August 2005 — Senhouse slips used in mooring systems

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