Marine Protection Rules Part 300
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What Part 300 applies to
This rule applies to:
- New Zealand ships and foreign ships in New Zealand jurisdiction that are designed or constructed to carry ballast water on an international voyage.
Part 300 does not apply to warships or permanent ballast carried on ships.
Overview of Part 300
The purpose of Part 300 is to prevent, minimize and ultimately eliminate the risk to the environment, human health, property and resources arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens through the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediment. Part 300 gives effect to the provisions of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004.
Part 300 was signed by the Minister on the 1st March 2016 and enters into force on 8 September 2017.
Materials incorporated by reference in Maritime Rules Part 300
Ballast Water Management
These rules were signed by the Associate Minister of Transport on the 1 March 2016 and came into force on 8 September 2017.
- International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004
- The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS)
Getting copies of material incorporated by reference
Some materials can be accessed and viewed free online, other material is subject to copyright and can either be purchased from the original source or viewed as an electronic copy at Maritime New Zealand.