Maritime Rules Part 50

Medical Stores

Current version of Part 50

This rule applies to:

  • all commercial ships with the exception of:
    • jet boats operating in rivers
    • river rafts
    • fishing boats of less than 6 metres in length which do not operate beyond enclosed waters (rivers and lakes) or more than 2 miles off the coast

Download Maritime Rules Part 50[PDF: 645kB, 36 pages]

Part 50 prescribes the medical stores (medicines and medical equipment) and medical guides to be carried by New Zealand ships, and the survival craft and rescue boats carried by them, for first-aid and medical care of those on board who become ill or suffer injury. It also requires ships carrying more than 100 persons beyond the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand to carry a registered medical practitioner.

The requirements for medical stores are based on operating limits and voyage duration, ship size, the number and gender of seafarers on board, and the work performed by the ship.

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Part 50 advisory circular

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History of Part 50

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 Amendments 2014, in 2015.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 [PDF: 366kB, 18 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 Part 24A: Carriage of Cargoes – Dangerous Goods in July 2014.

Part 24A: Carriage of Cargoes – Dangerous Goods 2014 [PDF: 556kB, 44 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]

2008

Amendment

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

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

2001

New part comes into force

Part 50 entered into force on 1st February 2001, which replaced the Coastal Fishing Boats (Scale of Medical Stores) Notice (1965) and the Deep-Sea Fishing Boats (Scale of Medical Stores) Notice (1965).

2000

New part signed

Part 50 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 6 December 2000.

Part 50: Original rule [PDF: 3.75MB, 41 pages]