Maritime Transport Instrument MTI-404.132-1

Maritime Transport (Fire safety measures for vessels of less than 45 metres in length) Instrument (also referred to as MTI-404.132-1)

Overview of Maritime Transport Instrument MTI-404.132-1

What this maritime transport instrument does

This maritime transport instrument (MTI-404.132-1) sets out further requirements in relation to fire appliances on vessels of less than 45 metres in length.


This maritime transport instrument comes into force on the same date that Maritime Rules Part 404 Design, Construction, and Equipment – New Zealand Cape Town Vessels and Foreign Cape Town Vessels comes into force.

Section 5 required standards to meet compliance

In addition to defining key terms and clarifying some discretions for surveyors, Section 5 of MTI 404.132-1 sets out the required standards to meet compliance for the following items:

  • Automatic fire alarm and fire detection systems
  • Fire pumps
  • Fire hydrants, fire hoses and nozzles
  • Portable fire extinguishers in control stations and accommodation and service spaces
  • Fire extinguishing appliances in machinery spaces – fixed fire extinguishing systems, foam extinguisher, portable fire extinguishers
  • Firefighter’s outfit
  • Signage

Section 6 - requirements for maintenance, inspection and servicing of fire appliances

Section 6 of MTI 404.132-1 sets out the requirements for the maintenance, inspection, and servicing of fire appliances for vessels of less than 45 metres in length in accordance with the applicable requirements of Part 42B.

Download MTI 404.132-1 [PDF: 214kB, 9 pages]


Materials incorporated by reference in Maritime Transport Instrument MTI-404.132-1

The following items are incorporated by Reference in Maritime Transport Instrument MTI 404.132-1

Part 1 of Annex 1 to the International Code for Application of Fire Test Procedures, 2010 (2010 FTP Code) adopted by IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
AS/NZS 1530.3 titled Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures - Simultaneous determination of ignitability, flame propagation, heat release and smoke release
NZS 5807 titled Code of Practice for Industrial Identification by Colour, Wording or other Coding
The Cape Town Agreement 2012

Getting copies of material incorporated by reference

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History of Part 404.132-1


MTI suspended

This MTI comes into force on the same date that Part 404 comes into force.

New MTI signed

MTI 404.132-1 was signed on 17 March 2023.

MTI 404.132-1 Original [PDF: 687kB, 7 pages]