Maritime Rules Part 44

Surveyor responsibilities and survey, certification, and maintenance for ships in maritime transport operations

Current version of Part 44

This rule applies to:

  • an applicant for a Certificate of Surveyor Recognition issued in accordance with this part
  • the holder of a Certificate of Surveyor Recognition issued in accordance with this part
  • a person whose qualifications or certifications as a surveyor have been recognised by the Director in accordance with section 41(2) of the Act for the purposes of this part.

Download Maritime Rules Part 44[PDF: 99kB, 17 pages]

Part 44 prescribes requirements for recognition as to who may be a surveyor and requirements for survey, certification, and maintenance of ships operated under a Maritime Transport Operator Certificate in accordance with Part 19.

The authority for Part 44 is found in section 34(1)(f)(ii) and section 36(1)(c), (f), (k), (o), (q), (v) and (w) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

Advisory circulars

Advisory circulars describe a rule, its purpose and how to comply
Part 44 advisory circular

[PDF: 101kB, 12 pages]


Material incorporated by reference

Standards and codes referenced in this rule can be found here

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History of Part 44



This Part was amended by Parts 19 and 44: Consequential amendments on 27 May 2014.

Parts 19 and 44: Consequential Amendments 2014 [PDF: 395kB, 22 pages]

New part comes into force

Part 44 entered into force on 1 April 2014.


New part signed

Part 44 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 3 October 2013.

Part 44: Original rule [PDF: 111kB, 16 pages]