Maritime Rules 20

Operating Limits

Current version of Part 20

This rule applies to:

  • all commercial ships.

Download Maritime Rules Part 20[PDF: 672kB, 24 pages]

Part 20 defines the different operating limits. This sets the standards that are applied to commercial ships, their equipment, and the qualifications and number of persons crewing those ships.

Specified operating limits graduate from enclosed waters through inshore, coastal and offshore waters to unlimited operation.

Advisory circulars

Advisory circulars describe a rule, its purpose and how to comply
Part 20 advisory circular

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Material incorporated by reference

Standards and codes referenced in this rule can be found here

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History of Part 20

2015

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015 in 2015

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015 [PDF: 403kB, 15 pages]

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 in 2015.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 [PDF: 367kB, 18 pages]

2014

Amendment

This Part was amended on 1 April 2014.

Part 20: Operating Limits 2014 [PDF: 366kB, 23 pages]

New part comes into force

The new Part 20 entered into force on 1 April 2014.

Amendment

The original Part 20 was revoked and replaced by a new Part 20 on 27 January 2014.

2008

Amendment

This Part was amended by (Various Amendments) Rules Part 20 - 91 in 2008.

Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2008 [PDF: 466kB, 69 pages]

2004

Amendment

This Part was first amended by Maritime Rules Part 20 - 90 Amendment in 2004

Maritime Rules Amendments 2004 [PDF: 215kB, 44 pages]

2000

Advisory Circular

An advisory circular was published describing Part 20.

Part 20: Advisory Circular 2000 [PDF: 200kB, 3 pages]

1998

New part comes into force

Part 20 entered into force on 1 February 1998.

1997

New part signed

Part 20 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 26 September 1997.

Part 20: Original rule [PDF: 3.75MB, 41 pages]