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Find the terms or functions below shown on your New Zealand certificate of competency to see the Australian equivalent function. Understand what your operational limits are as contained in the National Standards for Domestic Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part B—general requirements:
Restricted offshore operations.
Restricted offshore operations (Operational category C).
Generally, no more than 30 nautical miles from land except in Great Barrier Reef region and the Torres Strait zone where it is 50 nautical miles from mainland Queensland.
Partially smooth water operations and smooth water operations.
Partially smooth water operations and smooth water operations (Operational category D and E).
Partially smooth and smooth water operations means waters that are designated be state or territory waterway management legislation to be smooth or partially smooth waters.
Inshore operations—within inshore operations, which mean operations of a vessel that are conducted laterally along the coast from either the base or a regular port of departure of the vessel that is 15 nautical miles to seaward from:
Offshore operations—within offshore operations, which means vessel operations that are:
We recognize all New Zealand national seafarer valid for service on Australian domestic commercial passenger vessels provided that you undertake training in crowd management as detailed in the vessel’s safety management plan.
Systems is defined in New Zealand legislation but not Australian legislation.
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