Oceanlink Marine Services offer Underwater hull cleaning in New Zealand. With our partner diving teams experienced  in the cleaning operation of the hull located at convenient ports around Australia, we can offer the best solution for your vessel.

If your vessel is calling New Zealand and you need underwater hull cleaning to comply with the MPI requirements, we can help you with underwater hull cleaning in New Zealand or Australia.

Our partner Underwater Hull cleaners are:

  • MPI Approved
  • Class Approved
  • Industry experienced

Contact us today for Underwater hull cleaning in Newzealand.

Underwater hull cleaning in New Zealand requirements

Marine pests and diseases carried to New Zealand waters by international vessels on their hulls, are considered to be a danger to the Marine Environment and resources.

Biofouling Requirement of New Zealand

All vessels arriving in New Zealand is required to provide evidence of Biofouling management plan prior arrival.

The Craft Risk Management standard (CRMS) for biofouling is a complete guideline for the international vessels calling New Zealand.

Craft Risk Management standard (CRMS)

Requirements of International Commercial Vessels to comply with the new MPI regulation

International commercial vessels are classified as Short-stay vessels and are basically as follows:

  • Tankers
  • Bulk Carriers
  • Container Ships
  • Commercial Cargo VesselsInternational short-term vessels must meet the CRMS requirements by maintaining continual hull maintenance.

Continual maintenance

  •  Develop and maintain Biofouling management plan specific to the vessel.
  •  Keep records of the above.
  •  Regular inspection and cleaning of hull and niche areas.
  •  Coating the hull and niche areas with appropriate antifouling paint.
  •  A contingency plan to mitigate anti fouling in case the vessel is out of operational profile.

Submitting evidence of Continual maintenance

Before arrival to New Zealand, MPI needs to see and verify:

  • Biofouling management plan and record book
  • Date and report of dry docking
  • Current antifouling system certificate
  • Vessel operational history
  • Evidence of independent inspections and ongoing maintenance (such as cleaning or treatment) by suitably qualified people.