This direction aims to set down periods where arrival of large ships and/or use of tugs within the Downtown Ferry Terminal Basin cause concern, and to prohibit restrict this activity. The Direction also sets out a clear procedure for the testing or use of any Propulsion or Manoeuvring equipment of large vessel within the basin.
Commercial operations that provide bunkers or discharge sludge/waste oil within the Auckland region need to notify the Harbourmaster's office before the transfer.
Fuel oil operations and bunkering notification procedure
To ensure an adequate level of safety and planning in the execution of fuel oil operations and bunkering in the Auckland region. To ensure the Harbourmaster is aware of oil transfers and bunkering operations within the Auckland region
The person in charge of a vessel must ensure that they take all precautions for the detection, prevention, and extinguishing of fire on board the vessel or elsewhere as a result of the hot work operations. Before commencement of any hot work, the person in charge of a vessel must obtain written approval of the owner, or manager, of the facility at which the work is to be conducted. All hot work operations must comply with the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers. A copy of the ‘Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers’ may be downloaded off the Maritime New Zealand website. Audits of hot work operations may be undertaken by the Harbourmaster. If he is not satisfied adequate precautions have been taken, he may forbid operations to commence or continue.
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