Maritime Rules Part 50
Current version of Part 50
This rule applies to:
- all commercial ships with the exception of:
- jet boats operating in rivers
- river rafts
- fishing boats of less than 6 metres in length which do not operate beyond enclosed waters (rivers and lakes) or more than 2 miles off the coast
Part 50 prescribes the medical stores (medicines and medical equipment) and medical guides to be carried by New Zealand ships, and the survival craft and rescue boats carried by them, for first-aid and medical care of those on board who become ill or suffer injury. It also requires ships carrying more than 100 persons beyond the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand to carry a registered medical practitioner.
The requirements for medical stores are based on operating limits and voyage duration, ship size, the number and gender of seafarers on board, and the work performed by the ship.