International relocation voyages

Information for operators of vessels less than 500GT and less than 45m in length that propose to undertake an international, non-commercial relocation voyage.


The purpose of this guideline is to alert owners, masters and surveyors to relevant SOLAS regulations, the corresponding maritime rule, and cases where New Zealand rules do not fully reflect the SOLAS regulations.

SOLAS requirements for non-passenger ships between 300 - 500GT[PDF: 169kB, 2 pages]

Fact sheets

Below are fact sheets specific to “your plan”. If your situation doesn’t fit any of the scenarios in these sheets, you need to talk to your surveyor and MNZ about your requirements.

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