40 Series - Exploring change documents

Have your say as we develop the new rules

Maritime NZ is looking to make changes to the rules governing the design, construction and equipment of domestic commercial vessels.

Your feedback on draft proposals as they are developed is important. It helps us to refine our proposals and to decide how to progress the proposed changes.

Maritime NZ welcomes comment on draft proposals related to Stability, Drainage and Freeboard outlined in the exploring change document below. A one page summary, and an overview flowchart are provided to assist with reviewing this topic area.

Stability, Drainage and Freeboard

One page summary – September 2022[PDF: 761kB, 1 page]

Flowchart – September 2022[PDF: 608kB, 1 page1]

Exploring change document – September 2022[PDF: 1.7MB, 40 pages]

How to provide your feedback

You can have your say by:

  • sending your feedback to 40.Series@maritimenz.govt.nz
  • speaking to us directly. Email us your details and we will get in touch.

You do not need to provide feedback on every proposal. All and any feedback is welcome.

Please provide your feedback to us by 4 November 2022.

Exploring change documents that we have previously sought comment on

During late 2021 and early 2022, Maritime NZ sought comment on the exploring change document for Life-Saving Appliances, Fire Protection, Electrical and Survey. Thank you to those who provided comment. Any additional comments on these topic areas can be sent to 40.Series@maritimenz.govt.nz.

Life-Saving Appliances

Life-Saving Appliances - September 2021[PDF: 1.5MB, 35 pages]

One page summary – May 2022[PDF: 651kB, 1 page]

Fire protection

One page summary – February 2022[PDF: 724kB, 1 page]

Exploring change document – February 2022[PDF: 1.13MB, 20 pages]

Exploring change examples – February 2022[PDF: 906kB, 20 pages]

Electrical

One page summary – February 2022[PDF: 616kB, 1 page]

Exploring change document – February 2022[PDF: 1.02MB, 18 pages]

Survey and Certificate of Survey

One page summary – February 2022[PDF: 619kB, 1 page]

Exploring change document – February 2022[PDF: 1.04MB, 16 pages]

Background documents

The framework

The 40-Series Reform Project is a multi-year project to reshape the rules governing the design, construction and equipment of domestic commercial vessels.

A high-level overview of how the new rules will be arranged, and the approach that will be applied is set out in “A proposed new regulatory framework for ship design, construction and equipment (see below).

A proposed new regulatory framework for
ship design, construction and equipment[PDF: 987kB, 49 pages]

The Framework document is a living document which will be updated periodically to reflect on-going detailed policy work.