MIQ voucher for NZ seafarers working overseas

Capt Glen Boyes made this Official Information request to Maritime New Zealand

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Maritime New Zealand should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Capt Glen Boyes

Dear Maritime New Zealand,
In regards to IMO declaring Seafarers are key workers and NZ signing the same.

Then how come NZ seafarers working overseas are refused entry into NZ because of the impossibility of getting a voucher at short notice due to the very nature of being a seafarer?

https://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/Press...

Why has MNZ not followed the Protocols outlined above even though they have agreed to Seafarers as Key workers?

https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/covid/doc...
https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/covid/doc...

A very simple solution would be to allow NZ seafarers working overseas to Board a plane " with out a MIQ Voucher" by producing their Seamans Book and / Or crew list.

It is nearly impossible to get Voucher at short notice and due to the nature of crew changes nearly impossible in current COVID crisis.
I Have also written to MBIE but need to understand why MNZ has not followed the Protocols as per IMO even though being a signatory?
https://fyi.org.nz/request/14199-miq-vou...
I am far from being an Isolated case in "keeping supply lines operating" in being a seaman from NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Capt Glen Boyes

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From: Capt Glen Boyes

Dear Maritime New Zealand,

What requests have been made to MBIE who manage MIQ by Maritme New Zealand in regards to meeting obligations as "seafarers are key workers" by being a signatory to IMO circular letter (4204/add.35)
What dates and what advice was given to MBIE.for Maritime NZ to meet its obligations?

How does a company apply for a voucher in MIQ for a returning NZ seafarer as per MLC requirements in which the company must arrange repatriation due to the very nature of being a seafarer and not rely on the seafarer to apply individually as not possible due to the very nature of being a Seafarer?

https://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/Pages...
https://www.maritimebusinessworld.com/45...
https://www.nautilusint.org/en/news-insi...
https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=N...
If no advice was given , please advise why not ?
And if not when and what advice you are giving as per your International obligations under these conventions of which you are a signatory

Yours faithfully,

Capt Glen Boyes

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472 269, or visit our website
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an accident or incident online.

For any COVID-19 related queries, please email our COVID team on:
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 Please refer to the Maritime NZ website ([3]www.maritimenz.govt.nz) for
information on:

      ·       COVID-19

·        Recreational boating (skipper responsibilities, lifejackets,
communication equipment)

·         Commercial operators (MOSS, Ship Registration, Shipping safety &
updates, Safety management systems)

·         Seafarer certification (all seafarer certificates, transitioning
to new certificates, approved training providers, recognition of foreign
certificates

·         Beacons registration

·         Environmental matters

·         Maritime rules

·         Maritime NZ publications and forms

All other general enquiries will be dealt with during business hours.

 

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Maritime New Zealand | Wellington
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From: Capt Glen Boyes

Dear Maritime New Zealand,

Still waiting for a reply to my questions, ? please update.

Yours faithfully,

Capt Glen Boyes

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Thank you for your email.

 

 If your enquiry is regarding an accident or emergency, please contact
the Maritime Operations Centre on +64 4 577 8034, or (toll free) on 0508
472 269, or visit our website
([1]http://maritimenz.govt.nz/report-online/) for details on how to report
an accident or incident online.

For any COVID-19 related queries, please email our COVID team on:
[2][email address]

 

 

 Please refer to the Maritime NZ website ([3]www.maritimenz.govt.nz) for
information on:

      ·       COVID-19

·        Recreational boating (skipper responsibilities, lifejackets,
communication equipment)

·         Commercial operators (MOSS, Ship Registration, Shipping safety &
updates, Safety management systems)

·         Seafarer certification (all seafarer certificates, transitioning
to new certificates, approved training providers, recognition of foreign
certificates

·         Beacons registration

·         Environmental matters

·         Maritime rules

·         Maritime NZ publications and forms

All other general enquiries will be dealt with during business hours.

 

 Regards

Maritime New Zealand | Wellington
Nō te rere moana Aotearoa

 

T +64 4 473 0111|  F +64 4 494 1263 | W [4]maritimenz.govt.nz

 

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From: Property and Procurement
Maritime New Zealand

Good morning Capt. Boyes,

Thank you for your email. We have forwarded it to the appropriate team and you should receive a response in due course.

Kind regards,

Elise Broughton

Property and Procurement Team
Maritime New Zealand | Wellington
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From: Capt Glen Boyes

Dear Property and Procurement,

Quote" the notion of force majeure may no longer be invoked from the moment that options are available to comply with the provisions of the MLC, 2006, although more difficult or cumbersome, and urges ratifying States which have not yet done so, to adopt all necessary measures without delay to restore the protection of seafarers’ rights and comply to the fullest extent with their obligations under the MLC, 2006."
https://safety4sea.com/ilo-governments-b...

https://www.ilo.org/global/standards/mar...

https://www.ics-shipping.org/press-relea...

With NZ being a signatory to these conventions then please answer my original request

Yours sincerely,

Capt Glen Boyes

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Maritime New Zealand

Thank you for your email.

 

 If your enquiry is regarding an accident or emergency, please contact
the Maritime Operations Centre on +64 4 577 8034, or (toll free) on 0508
472 269, or visit our website
([1]http://maritimenz.govt.nz/report-online/) for details on how to report
an accident or incident online.

For any COVID-19 related queries, please email our COVID team on:
[2][email address]

 

 

 Please refer to the Maritime NZ website ([3]www.maritimenz.govt.nz) for
information on:

      ·       COVID-19

·        Recreational boating (skipper responsibilities, lifejackets,
communication equipment)

·         Commercial operators (MOSS, Ship Registration, Shipping safety &
updates, Safety management systems)

·         Seafarer certification (all seafarer certificates, transitioning
to new certificates, approved training providers, recognition of foreign
certificates

·         Beacons registration

·         Environmental matters

·         Maritime rules

·         Maritime NZ publications and forms

All other general enquiries will be dealt with during business hours.

 

 Regards

Maritime New Zealand | Wellington
Nō te rere moana Aotearoa

 

T +64 4 473 0111|  F +64 4 494 1263 | W [4]maritimenz.govt.nz

 

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Maritime New Zealand

Good Afternoon Capt Glen

Thank you for your email

Your query has been forward to our Ministerial Servicing team aswell as our COVID response team for response. Expect a response in due course

Regards,

Maritime New Zealand | Wellington
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From: Capt Glen Boyes

Dear Property and Procurement,
Can you please confirm Maritime New Zealand has received these latest updates and what action has already been taken in regards to my original reply

https://wwwcdn.imo.org/localresources/en...(Covid-19)%20-%20Joint%20Statement%20Calling%20On%20All%20GovernmentsTo%20Prioritize%20Covid-19...%20(Secretariat).pdf

https://wwwcdn.imo.org/localresources/en...(Covid%2019)%20-%20Who%20E-Learning%20Courses%20On%20PromotingPublic%20Health%20Measures.pdf

https://wwwcdn.imo.org/localresources/en...

https://wwwcdn.imo.org/localresources/en...

Yours sincerely,

Capt Glen Boyes

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From: Capt Glen Boyes

Dear Maritime New Zealand,

I am currently still waiting for replies to the above questions. Can you please update accordingly.

Yours faithfully,

Capt Glen Boyes

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From: Property and Procurement
Maritime New Zealand

Thank you for your email.

 

 If your enquiry is regarding an accident or emergency, please contact
the Maritime Operations Centre on +64 4 577 8034, or (toll free) on 0508
472 269, or visit our website
([1]http://maritimenz.govt.nz/report-online/) for details on how to report
an accident or incident online.

For any COVID-19 related queries, please email our COVID team on:
[2][email address]

 

 

 Please refer to the Maritime NZ website ([3]www.maritimenz.govt.nz) for
information on:

      ·       COVID-19

·        Recreational boating (skipper responsibilities, lifejackets,
communication equipment)

·         Commercial operators (MOSS, Ship Registration, Shipping safety &
updates, Safety management systems)

·         Seafarer certification (all seafarer certificates, transitioning
to new certificates, approved training providers, recognition of foreign
certificates

·         Beacons registration

·         Environmental matters

·         Maritime rules

·         Maritime NZ publications and forms

All other general enquiries will be dealt with during business hours.

 

 Regards

Maritime New Zealand | Wellington
Nō te rere moana Aotearoa

 

T +64 4 473 0111|  F +64 4 494 1263 | W [4]maritimenz.govt.nz

 

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