Material incorporated by reference

Under section 452 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) gives notice that maritime rules listed on this page incorporate the following material by reference.

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Maritime Rule Part 24A

Carriage of Cargoes – Dangerous Goods

This rule was signed by the Minister of Transport on 8 April 2014 and comes into force on 1 July 2014 (except rules 24A.43(1) and rule 24A.242(3)(e) and (f), which come into force on 1 December 2014).

  • The Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk(BCH Code)
  • The Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (GC Code)
  • The Code for Existing Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk 
    The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code)
  • The International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code)
  • The International Code for the Safe Carriage of Packaged Irradiated Nuclear Fuel, Plutonium, and High-Level Radioactive Wastes on Board Ships (INF Code)
  • The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention)
  • The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS Convention)
  • The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code)
  • The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code (IMSBC Code)

Maritime Rule Part 31

Crewing and Watchkeeping

This rule was signed by the Minister of Transport on 27 January 2014 and came into force on 1 April 2014.

  • The Document for Guidance on Training and Certification of Fishing Personnel approved by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in 2000.
  • The Principles of Safe Manning adopted by the International Maritime Organization by Assembly Resolution A. 1047(27).
  • Chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea 1974, the protocols relating to that convention and the annexes to the convention and protocols (SOLAS).
  • Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000, adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization by Resolution MSC.97(73), as amended.
  • International convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW Convention)
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel 1995 and Resolutions (STCW-F Convention)

Maritime Rule Part 32

Seafarer Certification

This rule was signed by the Minister of Transport on 27 January 2014 and came into force on 1 April 2014.

  • International convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW Convention)
  • International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel 1995 and Resolutions (STCW-F Convention)

Maritime Rule Part 34

Medical Standards

This rule was signed by the Minister of Transport on 27 January 2014 and came into force on 1 April 2014.

  • Guidelines on the Medical Examination of Seafarers published on behalf of the International Labour Organization and the International Maritime Organization in 2013.
  • Download ILO Convention[ILO website]

Maritime Rule Part 42B

Safety Equipment – Fire Appliance Performance Standards

Change to standard “Australian Standard AS 1851:2005, Section 11 Gaseous fire extinguishing systems”.

This reference was made in the rule on 4 August 2008. The standard referred to has been replaced with the below standard, effective from 1 January 2015:

  • Australian Standard AS 1851-2012, Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment, Section 7 Special Hazard Systems.

Marine Protection Rule Part 131

Offshore Installations – Oil Spill Contingency Plans and Oil Pollution Prevention Certification

This rule was signed by the Minister of Transport on 23 September 2015 and comes into force on 31 October 2015.

  • The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention)
  • the International Maritime Organization Assembly Resolution A.739(18) and the Annexes thereto entitled Guidelines for the Authorization of Organizations Acting on Behalf of the Administration
  • Resolution MEPC. 139(53) “Guidelines for application of the revised MARPOL Annex I requirements to FPSOs and FSUs”.

Marine Protection Rule Part 132

New Zealand Oil Spill Control Agents

This rule was signed by the Minister of Transport on 28th November 2015 and comes into force on 11th January 2016, incorporates the following material by reference:

  • New Zealand Standard 5433.1:2012
  • ASTM D445 Standard Test Method for Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)
  • ASTM D7042 Standard Test Method for Dynamic Viscosity and Density of Liquids by Stabinger Viscometer (and the Calculation of Kinematic Viscosity)
  • ASTM D93 Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
  • ASTM D2500 Standard Test Method for Cloud Point of Petroleum Products
  • ASTM D1722 Standard Test Method for Water Miscibility of Water-Soluble Solvents
  • ASTM E1562 Standard Guide for Conducting Acute, Chronic, and Life-Cycle Aquatic Toxicity Tests with Polychaetous Annelids
  • ASTM E1022 Standard Guide for Conducting Bioconcentration Tests with Fishes and Saltwater Bivalve Mollusks
  • BS 2839 Standard Test Methods for Flashpoint by Pensky-Martens Closed Tester
  • BS 4708 Method For Determination Of Viscosity Of Transparent And Opaque Liquids (Kinematic And Dynamic Viscosities)
  • IP 71 Petroleum products -Transparent and opaque liquids - Determination of kinematic viscosity and calculation of dynamic viscosity
  • IP 219 Petroleum products - Determination of cloud point
  • IP 34 Determination of flash point - Pensky-Martens closed cup method
  • OECD Test Guideline 107: Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water): Shake Flask Method
  • OECD Test Guideline 117: Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water), HPLC Method
  • OECD Test guideline 414: Prenatal Developmental Toxicity Study
  • OECD Test Guideline 415: One-Generation Reproduction Toxicity Study
  • OECD Test Guideline 416: Two-Generation Reproduction Toxicity
  • OECD Test Guideline 421: Reproduction/Developmental Toxicity Screening Test
  • OECD Test Guideline 422: Combined Repeated Dose Toxicity Study with the Reproduction/Developmental Toxicity Screening Test
  • OECD Test Guideline 210: Fish, Early-life Stage Toxicity Test
  • OECD Test Guideline 211: Daphnia magna Reproduction Test
  • OECD Test Guideline 201: Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria, Growth Inhibition Test
  • OECD Test Guideline 202: Daphnia sp. Acute Immobilisation Test
  • OECD Test Guideline 203: Fish, Acute Toxicity Test
  • OECD Test Guideline 301A, B, C, D, and E: Ready Biodegradability Tests
  • World Health Organization: International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) Harmonized Scheme for Mutagenicity Testing: Mutagenicity testing for chemical risk assessment
  • WSL – LR448 Warren Spring Laboratory WSL LR 448 protocol

Marine Protection Rule Part 300

Ballast Water Management

These rules were signed by the Associate Minister of Transport on the 1 March 2016.

The commencement of these Rules is suspended until applied by the Minister by further notice in the Gazette. Part 300 incorporates the following material by reference:

  • 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)

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About the rules

Maritime and marine protection rules contain detailed technical standards and procedures and form part of New Zealand’s maritime law.

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Viewing hard copies

Hard copies of all material incorporated by reference are available for viewing free of charge at the MNZ Wellington office, level 11, 1 Grey Street in New Zealand between the hours of 8.30am to 5.00pm, from Monday to Friday.

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Purchasing hard copies

Hard copies of the material incorporated by reference may be purchased from the relevant publisher.

Material published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) can be purchased from the IMO webshop, where publications are searchable according to name and code.

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Australian Standards can be purchased from Standards Australia, where publications are searchable according to name and code.

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