Maritime Rules Part 40B

Design, Construction & Equipment - SOLAS Ships

Current version of Part 40B

This rule applies to:

  • foreign-going passenger ships
  • foreign-going non-passenger ships (other than fishing ships) of 500 tons gross tonnage or more (300 tons gross tonnage or more for radio requirements)
  • ships (other than fishing ships) of 45 metres or more in length that proceed beyond restricted limits
  • high speed craft.

Download Maritime Rules Part 40B[PDF: 441kB, 23 pages]

Part 40B covers the requirement of SOLAS ships to comply with the design, construction and equipment applicable at the time the ship was built as specified in SOLAS 74.

Part 40B requires compliance with relevant IMO Codes for certain types of ship such as bulk chemical carriers and liquefied gas carriers. Requirements in respect of passenger accommodation and other relevant issues not covered by SOLAS 74 are also covered in Part 40B.

Advisory circulars

Advisory circulars describe a rule, its purpose and how to comply
Part 40B advisory circular

[PDF: 162kB, 2 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 40B

2016

Amendment

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

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

2015

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]

Amendment

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

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015 [PDF: 406kB, 15 pages]

Amendment

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

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 [PDF: 366kB, 18 pages]

2014

Amendment

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

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

2011

Amendment

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

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2011 [PDF: 948kB, 15 pages]

2004

Amendment

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

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

Amendment

This part was amended by Maritime Security Act in April 2004.

Maritime Security Act 2004 [PDF: 81kB, 1 pages]

2001

New part comes into force

Part 40B entered into force on 1 February 2001.

2000

New part signed

Part 40B was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 6 December 2000.

Part 40B: Original Rule [PDF: 2.48MB, 30 pages]