Marine Protection Rules Part 103
Current version of Part 103
This rule applies to:
- New Zealand ships, warships and other ships of the New Zealand Defence Force
- foreign ships
- anyone intending on an operational or emergency bulk transfer of oil or a noxious liquid substance (chemical) to and from a ship anywhere inside the 12 nautical mile limit.
Part 103 sets out requirements for the notification of shipping operations involving substances harmful to the marine environment. It also provides procedures for notifying the planned arrival in a New Zealand port of a ship carrying oil or noxious liquid substances in bulk as cargo, and operations involving the transfer of oil cargo between oil tankers at sea within New Zealand internal and marine waters.
The rules specify those transfers of oil exempt from the notification requirements, such as those undertaken on the authority of an On-Scene Commander during a marine oil spill response and routine transfers of diesel from a self-service pump for bunkering.