Marine Protection Rules Part 160
Current version of Part 160
This rule applies:
- New Zealand ships, warships and other ships of the New Zealand Defence Force sailing in the Antarctic Treaty area
- any foreign ship departing from a New Zealand port for the Antarctic Treaty area.
Part 160 sets out requirements for the discharge of sewage in the Antarctic Treaty area (sea area below 60° S).
The requirements cover onboard sewage arrangements (treatment systems, holding tanks, discharge connections) and their survey and certification, record keeping and operational discharge requirements.
Part 160 gives effect in New Zealand law to the MARPOL 73/78 Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage by Ships (Annex IV) in the Antarctic Treaty area, in fulfilment of New Zealand’s obligations under the 1991 Protocol of Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.
Material incorporated by reference
Standards and codes referenced in this rule can be found here