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Maritime Rules Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2015

Amendments to Maritime Rules Parts 23, 24C, 40B and 42A will enter into force on 1 June 2015.

The purpose of the amendments is to ensure that the Maritime Rules reflect changes to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) adopted via the tacit acceptance procedure. Under the tacit acceptance procedure, amendments to SOLAS enter into force at an agreed date after being accepted by the Maritime Safety Committee.

The amendments are straightforward, technical in nature, remove redundant provisions, and incorporate existing international requirements.

The amendments will eliminate the confusion that currently exists for users, for example, where the rules refer to outdated requirements in SOLAS while omitting current requirements, many of which have been in force internationally for some time. The amendments will apply to foreign flagged commercial ships visiting New Zealand and New Zealand flagged vessels holding SOLAS or New Zealand Ship Safety Certificates.

The amendments to Part 23.49 will, however, apply to all New Zealand ships, (as defined by Part 23), and foreign ships while in New Zealand, including fishing vessels.

Maritime Rules Various SOLAS-related Amendments 2015 [PDF: 496Kb, 18 pages]


Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015

Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2015

The Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015 and Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2015 correct minor errors contained in the rules to make them easier and clearer to read and understand. These rules make amendments to 44 different Maritime Rules and Marine Protection Rules.

The affected rules are:

Maritime Rules
20, 21, 22, 23, 24A, 24B, 24C, 24D, 24E, 25, 31, 34, 35, 40A, 40B, 40C, 40D, 40E, 40F, 42A, 42B, 43, 46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 53, 90, 91.

Marine Protection Rules
100, 101A, 101B, 102, 103, 121A, 121B, 122, 123A, 123B, 125, 130A, 141, 142A, 142B, 150, 160, 190.

Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015 [PDF: 404Kb, 15 pages]

Marine Protection Rules Various Amendments 2015 [PDF: 351Kb, 10 pages]

These amendments will take effect from 1 April 2015.

Maritime Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015

Marine Protection Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015

The Maritime Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015 and Marine Protection Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015 ensure that the Maritime and Marine Protection Rules reflect changes to conventions to which New Zealand is a party adopted via the tacit acceptance procedure. These rules make amendments to 19 different Maritime Rules and Marine Protection Rules.

Maritime Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015 [PDF: 393Kb, 15 pages]

Marine Protection Rules Various IMO-related Amendments 2015 [PDF: 345Kb, 7 pages]

These amendments will take effect from 1 April 2015.