Maritime Rules Part 40C

Design, Construction & Equipment - Non-SOLAS Non Passenger Ships

Current version of Part 40C

This rule is made up of:

  • Section 1, which applies to:
    • non-passenger motor ships which do not proceed beyond restricted limits
    • non-passenger motor ships which are less than 45 metres in length proceeding beyond restricted limits
    • non-passenger motor ships of less than 500 tons gross tonnage which undertake an international voyage.
    • Cargo ships, workBoats, tugs, pilot boats, dredgers, offshore supply ships, police boats, research ships (other than fisheries research to which 40D applies), harbour work or patrol craft, hydrographic ships, pollution control craft, floating cranes and also ships which go beyond restricted limits and carry 12 or fewer passengers, such as recreational fishing boats, training ships, excursion and cruise ships.
  • Section 2, which applies to:
    • pilot boats.
  • Section 3, which applies to:
    • marine farming vessels
  • Section 4, which applies to:
    • Barges that carry any persons and barges of 24 metres in length or more which do not carry persons.

Download Maritime Rules Part 40C[PDF: 924MB, 92 pages]

Part 40C is divided into 4 sections:

  • Section 1 outlines the general design, construction and equipment requirements.
  • Section 2 details additional requirements applying to pilot boats.
  • Section 3 details additional requirements applying to marine farming vessels.
  • Section 4 details additional requirements applying to barges.

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History of Part 40C

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 recently amended by Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2016, in 2016.

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

2015

Amendment

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

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

Amendment

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

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

2014

Amendment

This part was then amended by Part 40A, Part 40C, Part 40D, Part 40E, Part 40F, and Part 42A: Amendment 2014 in August 2014.

Part 40A, Part 40C, Part 40D, Part 40E, Part 40F, and Part 42A: Amendment 2014 [PDF: 437kB, 23 pages]

Amendment

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

Parts 19 and 44: Consequential Amendments 2014 [PDF: 378kB, 14 pages]

Amendment

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

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

2009

Amendment

This part was then amended by Maritime (Various Amendment) Rules Parts 21-80 in 2009.

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

2008

Amendment

This part was then amended by Maritime (Portable Fire Extinguisher) Amendment Rules 2008 in 2008.

Maritime (Portable Fire Extinguisher) Amendment Rules 2008 [PDF: 221kB, 14 pages]

Amendment

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

Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules Part 2008 [PDF: 446kB, 69 pages]

2006

Amendment

This part was then amended by Maritime (EPIRBS) Amendment Rules in 2006.

Maritime (EPIRBS) Amendment Rules 2006 [PDF: 215kB, 10 pages]

2004

Amendment

This part was then amended by Maritime Rules Parts 20-90 in 2004.

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

2001

New part comes into force

Part 40C entered into force on 1 February 2001.

2000

New part signed

Part 40C was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 18 December 2000.

Part 40C: Original Rule [PDF: 15.48MB, 153 pages]