Marine Protection Rules Part 300

Ballast

What Part 300 applies to

This rule applies to:

  • Commercial and recreational New Zealand ships at all times
  • foreign ships while voyaging in New Zealand jurisdiction.

Part 300 does not apply to warships or permanent ballast carried on ships.

Marine Protection Rules Part 300 [PDF: 524kB, 33 pages]

 

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 Part 300

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.

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History of Part 500

2018

Amendment

This Part was amendment by Marine Protection Rules Amendments to Ballast and Harmful Substances Provisions 2018.

Amendments to Ballast and Harmful Substances Provisions 2018 [PDF: 193kB, 9 pages]

2017

New part comes into force

Part 300 enters into force on 8 September 2017.

2016

New part signed

Part 300 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 1 March 2016.

Part 300: Original rule [PDF: 512kB, 33 pages]

Related information:

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