Importation of objectionable materials in New Zealand is a serious offense. Objectionable materials includes films, videos and publications that describes depicts, expresses or otherwise deals with matters such as sex, horror, crime, cruelty or violence, likely to be injurious to the public good, as well as potentially horrific abuse against a child, young person or other victims.

Individuals importing or in possession of these materials even secured in the bond store or not taken ashore commits an offense which carries a maximum fine of $5000.00 and face sentence of up to five years imprisonment. New Zealand Customs Service strictly enforced this law.

Hence, we are advising all our crew to ensure they do not possess any of these objectionable materials onboard to avoid potential disruption of the ship’s operation and risk to company reputation.

In case of doubt, we encourage all our crew to delete or destroy all objectionable materials in their possession to be removed from circulation, even on your mobile phone, laptops, external drive, thumb drives, cameras and optical disc.

Trusting all our crew understand this matter and extend their cooperation to help the ship owner in the continuous and efficient ship’s operation.