Marine Protection Rules Part 120
Current version of Part 120
This rule applies:
- New Zealand ships, warships and other ships of the New Zealand Defence Force operating outside the New Zealand coastal marine area and within the internationally recognised “special areas”
- foreign ships operating within areas of the sea under New Zealand jurisdiction.
Part 120 sets out the permitted operational discharges of oil from ships into the sea and provides for reporting of non-operational discharges to the appropriate coastal authorities. The permitted discharges differ according to whether the oil is the residue of a cargo carried by an oil tanker or is drainage from the machinery space of a ship (oily bilge water). The Part incorporates an inclusive list of the various categories of mineral hydrocarbon falling within the definition of oil.
Part 120 gives effect to standards found in Regulations 4, 15 and 34 of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78 and to that instrument's Protocol I.
Material incorporated by reference
Standards and codes referenced in some rules can be found here