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New Zealand MPA Guidance to manage COVID19


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 22 April 2020 123 -

Following engagement with the New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association President, Steve
Banks, the following information is intended to provide guidance to support New Zealand’s
Maritime Pilots to carry out their critical functions.
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