Maritime Rules Part 42A

Safety Equipment - Life-Saving Appliance Performance Standards

Current version of Part 42A

This rule applies to:

  • any New Zealand ship that life-saving appliances are installed or intended to be installed
  • any ship on which life-saving appliances are required by maritime rules to be carried.

Download Maritime Rules Part 42A[PDF: 128kB, 17 pages]

Part 42A covers performance standards and requirements for the maintenance, servicing, testing and inspection of life-saving appliances.

It also covers the provision of instructions for on board maintenance and inspections and on board training manuals.

The appliances covered by the Part include lifebuoys, lifejackets, immersion suits, anti-exposure suits, visual signals, survival craft, rescue boats, evacuation systems, line-throwing appliances, and general alarm and public address systems.

Material incorporated by reference

Standards and codes referenced in this rule can be found here

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History of Part 42A

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: 403kB, 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 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 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: 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]

2010

Amendment

This part was amended by 40E: Design, Construction and Equipment Sailing Ships, in 2010.

40E: Design, Construction and Equipment Sailing Ships 2010 [PDF: 433kB, 79 pages]

2008

Amendment

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

Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2008 [PDF: 466kB, 69 pages]

2004

Amendment

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

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

2001

New part comes into force

Part 42A entered into force on 1 February 2001.

Part 42A replaced relevant performance standards made under the Shipping (Lifesaving Appliances) Regulations 1989, published in a supplement to the New Zealand Gazette of 26 October 1989 (issue number 190) and dated 31 October 1989.

2000

New part signed

Part 42A was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 18 December 2000.

Part 42A: Original rule [PDF: 3.10MB, 38 pages]