Another successful ship inspection completed for MPI clearance. These vessels are cleaned 12 nautical miles offshore in order to preserve the beautiful waters of New Zealand. It is a demanding job to that gets completed in a changing environment. The dive supervisor makes the final decision whether the dive team will enter the water and complete the task. Depending on the condition of the hull as to the duration of the job. The weather plays a huge part in this as well.
Shipping companies can no longer bring vessels into New Zealand waters without first getting MPI clearance. This is a positive change to see happening in order to protect our waters.