Maritime Rules Part 23

Operational Procedures & Training

Current version of Part 23

This rule applies to:

  • New Zealand commercial ships
  • Foreign ships that operate on the New Zealand coast or when in a New Zealand port or at a New Zealand offshore terminal
  • Fishing ships

Download Maritime Rules Part 23[PDF: 462kB, 47 pages]

Part 23 provides rules on various operating procedures and training to be implemented to manage emergency situations aboard ships or to prevent such situations occurring.

The procedures include:

  • muster lists
  • emergency alarms and drills
  • training manuals
  • onboard training and emergency instructions
  • recording passenger numbers
  • contingency planning
  • logbook entries
  • testing of steering gear
  • closing of openings in hull and watertight bulkheads
  • issue if navigational warnings
  • obligation to relay certain radio messages
  • distress signals
  • masters discretion for safe navigation
  • speed near ice and ship’s routeing

Advisory circulars

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Part 23 advisory circular

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Material incorporated by reference

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History of Part 23

2016

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2016 in November 2016.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2016 [PDF: 286kB, 15 pages]

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2016 in July 2016.

Maritime Rules Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2016 [PDF: 338kB, 29 pages]

2015

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2015

Maritime Rules Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2015 [PDF: 237kB, 18 pages]

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015, in 2015.

Maritime Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015 [PDF: 393kB, 15 pages]

2014

Amendment

This Part was amended by Parts 19 and 44: Consequential Amendments in July 2014.

Parts 19 and 44: Consequential Amendments 2014 [PDF: 395kB, 22 pages]

Amendment

This Part was amended by Parts 20, 31, 32, 34 and 35: Consequential Amendments in April 2014.

Parts 20, 31, 32, 34 and 35: Consequential Amendments 2014 [PDF: 395kB, 22 pages]

2009

Amendment

This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Part 21-80 in 2009.

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

2004

Amendment

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

Maritime Rules Part 20-90 2004 [PDF: 224kB, 44 pages]

1999

New part comes into force

Part 23 came into force on 18 June 1999, except section 23.16 which came into force 1 July 1999.

Part 23 replaced the Shipping (Automatic Pilot and Testing of Steering Gear) Regulations 1988, the Shipping (Closing of Openings in Hulls and in Watertight Bulkheads) Regulations 1989 and the Shipping (Musters and Training) Regulations 1989.

New part signed

Part 23 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 10 May 1999.

Part 23: Original Rule [PDF: 6.92MB, 69 pages]