The following information is required from the vessel or agent to Port Taranaki Security at least 24 hours before arrival.

Please note, most information is covered in the NZ Customs form NZCS344 – New Zealand Border agencies’ ‘Advance notice of arrival’.

  1. International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) number
  2. Current security level of the vessel
  3. A current crew list
  4. Notification of crew changes expected at Port Taranaki
  5. Expected visitors/contractors
  6. Stores, spares, garbage or water expected to be loaded or unloaded
  7. Special security requirements

Declaration of Security (DoS)

A DoS shall be required only under the following conditions:

  • When a ship calls at the Newton King Tanker Terminal.
  • When Maritime NZ, the PFSO or ship deem it is required.
  • When the administration for a ship entitled to fly its flag requests it.
  • When either the ship or the port is at any security level other than Level 1.
  • When there is a particular security concern at the ship/shore interface, such as embarking and disembarking of passengers or handling of dangerous goods that poses a new security threat.
  • When the port feels there is a security threat from any of the ports visited by the ship in the past.

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 before the vessel’s entry to the port. Maritime NZ shall be advised of these arrangements.

At security Level 1, 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.

Crew Shuttle Services

A crew shuttle service is available to transport crew safely through the port between the ship and port gates.  Please refer to our Crew Shuttle Handout 

Click here to view our Crew Shuttle Handout

Coastal New Zealand Fishing Vessels

Coastal New Zealand fishing vessels berthing at wharves, need to contact New Plymouth Harbour Radio two hours before entering the port, or as soon as in radio reception range.

Details required:

  • Vessel name
  • Port of registration
  • The reason for visiting and all expected people visiting the vessel
  • The estimated length of stay in port
  • A crew list to be handed to Port Security once the vessel is secure alongside
  • While alongside, 24 hours’ notice is required for water, garbage or services
  • When leaving the vessel, all persons must carry a Photo ID, such as driver’s licence, passport, etc

For more information please contact:

New Plymouth Harbour Radio on VHF 12

VHF 12,16 and 61 are monitored at all times

Direct Dial 06 7510200

Phone 06 7599740

Email [email protected]