The Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) came into effect on 1 July 2014, replacing the former Safe Ship Management (SSM) system.
MOSS requires maritime operators to develop and maintain their own safety system covering all vessels in their operation. By putting a bigger focus on safety for vessel owners and operators, MOSS will improve safety outcomes.
MOSS is designed to cover most commercial operations in New Zealand waters, including those using barges carrying passengers, fishing ships, rigid-hulled inflatable boats, large vessels, foreign charter fishing vessels and non-SOLAS foreign-flagged vessels.
If your operation is not covered by the International Safety Management (ISM) code, or a safe operating plan, safety case or barge safety certificate, it will be covered by MOSS.