Maritime Rules Part 300

Ballast Water Management

The purpose of Part 300 is to prevent, minimize and ultimately eliminate the risk to the environment, human health, property and resources arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens through the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediment.

Part 300 gives effect to the provisions of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004.

Part 300 of the marine protections rules applies to:

  • applies to New Zealand ships and foreign ships in New Zealand jurisdiction that are designed or constructed to carry ballast water on an international voyage. Part 300 does not apply to warships or permanent ballast carried on ships.

Part 300 was signed by the Minister on the 1st March 2016, however does not enter into force for approximately 12 months. This delay is in accordance with the requirements of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004. Maritime New Zealand will keep you informed around the entry into force date of the rules and what you need to do to comply.

Part 300 signed goatskin [PDF: 522 kB, 33 pages]

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