Marine Protection Rules Part 130B

Oil Transfer Site Oil Spill Contingency Plans

Current version of Part 130B

This rule applies to:

  • Owners of oil transfer sites.
Marine Protection Rules Part 130B [PDF: 67kB, 12 pages]

Part 130B requires owners of oil transfer sites (defined to include any site where oil is transferred to or from a ship, or offshore installation in any part of the sea inside the outer boundary of the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand) to have an oil spill contingency plan to assist personnel to deal with an unexpected discharge of oil.

Plans must cover the procedures for reporting:

  • marine oil spills
  • action to be taken to contain and clean up a spill from the site
  • contact information for other persons likely to be affected by a spill and details of the response equipment available.

Part 130B supports our “Tier 1” marine oil spill preparedness and response arrangements and helps us fulfil our obligations under the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990 (OPRC Convention).


History of Part 130B



This part was amended by Marine Protection Various Amendments 2010, in 2010.

Marine Protection Various Amendments 2010 [PDF: 86kB, 27 pages]



This part was amended by Marine Protection Part 130B – Oil transfer site marine oil spill contingency plans.

Marine Protection Rules 2006 [PDF: 259kB, 17 pages]


New part comes into force

Part 130B entered into force on 20 August 1998.

New part signed

Part 130B was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 29 June 1998.

Part 130B: Original rule [PDF: 10.5Mb, 32 pages]