Maritime Rules Part 121A

Ship Design & Construction - Oil Tankers

Current version of Part 121A

This rule applies:

  • New Zealand ships, warships and other ships of the New Zealand Defence Force.

Download Maritime Rules Part 121A[PDF: 858kB, 46 pages]

Part 121A sets out design and construction requirements for oil tankers aimed at preventing pollution of the sea by oil. The requirements include segregated ballast tanks and their protective location, and in respect of tankers delivered since July 1996, double hulls.

From 2007, new tankers must have double-bottom spaces in cargo pump-rooms.

From 2010, new ships with oil fuel tank with an aggregate capacity of 600 cubic metres and above must enclose tanks in double hulls, locate tanks in protected areas and limit size of individual tanks.

This part gives effect to standards contained in Regulations 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 29, 31, 32 & 34 of Annex I of Marpol.

Material incorporated by reference

Standards and codes referenced in this rule can be found here

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History of Part 121A

2016

Amendment

This Part was amended by Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2016 in November 2016.

Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2016 [PDF: 197kB, 7 pages]

2015

Amendment

This Part was amended by Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2014, in 2015.

Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2014 [PDF: 411kB, 13 pages]

2010

Amendment

This Part was amended by Marine Protection Various Amendments 2010.

Marine Protection Various Amendments 2010 [PDF: 86kB, 27 pages]

2009

Amendment

This Part was amended by Marine Protection Amendment Rules (Parts 120, 121A, 121B, 123A, 170 and 200) in 2009.

Marine Protection Amendment Rules 2009 [PDF: 327kB, 50 pages]

2008

Amendment

This Part was amended by Marine Protection Amendment Rules (Parts 120, 121A, 122, 123A and 123B) in 2008.

Marine Protection Amendment Rules 2008 [PDF: 485kB, 49 pages]

2006

Amendment

This Part was amended by Marine Protection Amendment (No.2) Rules (Parts 121A and 123A) in October 2006.

Marine Protection Amendment (No.2) Rules 2006 [PDF: 224kB, 11 pages]

Amendment

This Part was amended by Marine Protection Amendment Rules (Parts 120, 121A, 123A, 132 and 170), in October 2006.

Marine Protection Amendment Rules 2006 [PDF: 324kB, 16 pages]

1998

New part comes into force

Part 121A entered into force on 20 August 1998.

New part signed

Part 121A was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 20 May 1998.

Part 121A: Original rule [PDF: 3.27MB, 38 pages]