Maritime Rules Part 160

Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships in the Antarctic Treaty Area

Current version of Part 160

This rule applies:

  • New Zealand ships, warships and other ships of the New Zealand Defence Force sailing in the Antarctic Treaty area
  • any foreign ship departing from a New Zealand port for the Antarctic Treaty area.

Download Maritime Rules Part 160[PDF: 65kB, 15 pages]

Part 160 sets out requirements for the discharge of sewage in the Antarctic Treaty area (sea area below 60° S).

The requirements cover onboard sewage arrangements (treatment systems, holding tanks, discharge connections) and their survey and certification, record keeping and operational discharge requirements.

Part 160 gives effect in New Zealand law to the MARPOL 73/78 Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage by Ships (Annex IV) in the Antarctic Treaty area, in fulfilment of New Zealand’s obligations under the 1991 Protocol of Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.

Material incorporated by reference

Standards and codes referenced in this rule can be found here

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History of Part 160

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, in 2010.

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

1998

New part comes into force

Part 160 entered into force on 20 August 1998.

New part signed

Part 160 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 28 June 1998.

Part 160: Original rule [PDF: 1.06MB, 18 pages]