The following information is required from the vessel to Port Taranaki Security at least 24 hours prior to arrival via the ship's agent.
Note: Bullet points 1 to 3 below are covered in the NZ Customs 'advance notice of arrival' form under the section on 'Maritime Security'.
Vessels International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) number
The current security level of the vessel
A current crew list
Notification of crew changes expected at Port Taranaki
Stores/Spares expected to be loaded to the vessel
Any special security requirement
A DoS shall be required ONLY under the following conditions:
Should an approaching vessel indicate a higher security level than the port, the PFSO will liaise with the SSO/ Master to discuss the specific security arrangements prior to the vessel's entry in the port. Maritime NZ shall be advised of these arrangements.
At security level one, ships that regularly call at Port Taranaki may function with a continuing DoS for multiple visits, provided that the declaration is for a specific security level. A subsequent change in the Security Level shall require a revised DoS to be completed.
A crew shuttle service is available to transport crew safely through the port between the ship and port gates. For more information about the shuttle service or to organise a shuttle, please refer to our Crew Shuttle Handout.