This report details the hydrographic risk assessment of the waters around Tokelau, based on the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Hydrographic Risk Assessment Methodology as published in Report Number 15NZ322 Issue 031. The inability to conduct an in-country visit limited the data collection to desktop research only. Accordingly, no numerical assessment has been made and the risk observations are based on ship traffic patterns and existing charts.
This risk assessment is part of the continuing programme of Pacific regional hydrographic risk assessments being conducted by LINZ, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), which is intended to cover the extent of New Zealand’s area of charting responsibility. This assessment follows other published risk assessments of Vanuatu, the Cook Islands, Tonga, Niue and Samoa, which are available from the International Hydrographic Organization website.