Maritime Rules Part 125

Shipboard Operations – Oil

Current version of Part 125

This rule applies:

  • oil tankers of 150 tonnes gross tonnage or more
  • other ships of 4000 tonnes gross tonnage or more
  • ships of 150 tonnes gross tonnage or more, other than oil tankers, that have cargo spaces carrying oil with an aggregate capacity of 200 cubic metres or more
  • New Zealand ships, warships and other ships of the New Zealand Defence Force
  • foreign ships operating in areas of the sea under New Zealand jurisdiction.

Download Maritime Rules Part 125[PDF: 86kB, 13 pages]

Part 125 imposes operational constraints on the carriage of water ballast in oil fuel tanks and oil cargo tanks, and the discharge of oil contaminated waters into the sea. It also requires oil tankers to plan for any ship to ship transfer of oil cargoes.

Part 125 further prohibits the carriage in bulk as cargo or carriage and use as fuel of heavy oils on board ships below latitude 60°S.

Part 125 gives effect to standards found in Regulations 16, 18.3, 18.4, 35.2, 40, 41 and 43 of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78.

Material incorporated by reference

Standards and codes referenced in this rule can be found here

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History of Part 125

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, with inforce dates of 1 October 2010, 1 January 2011, 1 August 2011 (in respect of the Antartic heavy oil ban).

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

1998

New part comes into force

Part 125 entered into force on 20 August 1998.

New part signed

Part 125 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 20 May 1998.

Part 125: Original rule [PDF: 945kB, 17 pages]