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NZMPA Mobile App for Android released


published on 18 August 2020 196

The New Zealand Maritime Pilots Association (NZMPA) mobile App has just been released for Android devices.

The App is primarily an information-sharing tool to help improve communications and enhance maritime safety.

The App assists maritime pilots across New Zealand notify relevant authorities, including Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), Harbourmasters and Port Authorities, where non-compliance with pilot transfer requirements is suspected or identified.



Non-compliance with the SOLAS and/or ISO requirements associated with pilot transfer arrangements, should be advised to MNZ to assist with subsequent Port State Control (PSC) activity and follow-up action.

The App also contains a variety of useful information resources and guidelines regarding pilot transfer arrangements for operational reference purposes, including:

- IMPA Pilot Boarding Poster
- ISO 799-1:2019
- IMO Resolution A.1045(27)
- IMO Resolution A.1108(29)
- MNZ Advisory Circular 53-2
- and other key documents.

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