Marine Protection Rules Part 170

Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships

Current version of Part 170

This rule applies:

  • 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 170[PDF: 216kB, 19 pages]

Part 170 defines the classes of garbage that may be discharged from ships and offshore installation outside the coastal marine area. It also incorporates requirements for shipboard garbage management plans, the maintenance of garbage record books and the display of placards indicating to crew and passengers the applicable garbage discharge requirements.

As with other MARPOL-based operational discharge requirements, the marine protection rules deal with such discharges outside the coastal marine area. Within the CMA (that is, within the 12 mile limit) these requirements are found in the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998.

Part 170 gives effect to requirements found in Annex V of MARPOL 73/78.

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History of Part 170

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]

2013

Amendment

This Part was amended by Part 170: Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships 2012, in 2013.

Part 170: Prevention of Pollution by Garbage from Ships 2012 [PDF: 141kB, 21 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]

2006

Amendment

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

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

1998

New part comes into force

Part 170 entered into force on 20 August 1998.

New part signed

Part 170 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 28 June 1998.

Part 170: Original rule [PDF: 1.82MB, 27 pages]