Latest rule updates
Maritime Rules Part 40 Series Amendments 2017
These rules were signed by the Associate Minister in January 2018 and were notified in the New Zealand Gazette (to see the relevant notices, search for the phrase “Part 40 Series Amendments” on www.gazette.govt.nz).
These amendment rules come into force on 15 March 2018, except rules 6.1 and 6.2 of the Maritime Rules Part 40 Series Amendment 2017 which come into force on 1 January 2019.
Various amendments 2017
These rules were signed by the Associate Minister in December 2017 and were notified in the New Zealand Gazette (to see the notice, search for the phrase “various amendments” on www.gazette.govt.nz).
These amendment rules come into force on 1 February 2018, except rules 4 and 5 of the Maritime Rules Various Amendments (Changes related to conventions) 2017, which come into force on 1 July 2018.
Part 102 - Certificate of Insurance
This rule was signed by the Minister on 28 August 2017.
The objective of Marine Protection Rules Part 102 Amendment 2017 is to update the requirements for the operator of an offshore installation obtaining a certificate of insurance under rule 102.8.
Entry into force is suspended until it is applied by the Minister by notice in the Gazette, under section 451(3) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994.
Part 300 - Ballast Water Management
Part 300 enters into force on 8 September 2017.
The purpose of Part 300 is to prevent, minimize and ultimately eliminate the risk to the environment, human health, property and resources arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens through the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediment.
Part 300 gives effect to the provisions of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments 2004.
STCW-F related Amendments 2017
These rules were signed by the Associate Minister on the 3 April 2017. The objective of the STCW-F-related Amendments 2017 is to give effect to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (the Convention).
These amendments will enter into force on 4 March 2018 unless otherwise notified in the Gazette.
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Maritime and marine protection rules contain detailed technical standards and procedures and form part of New Zealand’s maritime law.