Maritime Rules 22

Collision Prevention

Current version of Part 22

This rule applies to:

  • all New Zealand vessels, including any pleasure boats, naval ships and seaplanes whenever they are at sea or on inland waters (lakes, rivers) in any part of the world
  • all foreign vessels when they are in New Zealand waters.

Download Maritime Rules Part 22[PDF: 206kB, 34 pages]

Part 22 provides the ‘Rules of the road’ for ships. Also included are the standards for the installation, performance and use of lights for collision avoidance, and the sound and light signals used for the communication of safety information.

This part incorporates the requirement of the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.

Advisory circulars

Advisory circulars describe a rule, its purpose and how to comply
Part 22 advisory circular

[PDF: 1.31MB, 3 pages]

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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 22

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 by Parts 20, 31, 32, 34 and 35: Consequential Amendments in 2014

Parts 20, 31, 32, 34 and 35 Consequentials 2014 [PDF: 378kB, 14 pages]

2011

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2011, in 2011.

Maritime Rules Amendments 2011 [PDF: 949kB, 15 pages]

2009

Amendment

This Part was first amended by Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2009, Part 21-80, in 2009

Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2009 [PDF: 102kB, 11 pages]

2006

Amendment

This Part was amended in 2006.

Part 22: Amendment Rules 2006 [PDF: 200kB, 3 pages]

2004

Amendment

This part was amended by Maritime Rules Part 20-90 Amendments in 2004.

Maritime Rules Part 20-90 Amendments 2004 [PDF: 215kB, 44 pages]

2003

Amendment

This part was amended by Part 91 Navigation Safety Rules in 2003.

Part 91: Navigation Safety Rules 2003 [PDF: 8.99MB, 82 pages]

1998

New part comes into force

Part 22 entered into force on 1 February 1998, replacing the Shipping (Distress Signals and Preventions of Collisions) Regulations 1988).

1997

New part signed

Part 22 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 3 December 1997.

Part 22: Original rule [PDF: 7.46MB, 70 pages]