Requirements for operators
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Depending on the size, age and purpose of your ship, different requirements will apply to you. You will need to make sure that you look carefully at the requirements outlined on this page. Part 199 is New Zealand’s legal basis for the requirements in the international maritime convention MARPOL Annex VI: Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships.
Changes to engine rules
This year, as part of our commitment to MARPOL Annex VI, new rules were introduced for engines over 130kW on boats. These rules apply to New Zealand commercial vessels and recreational boats that don’t visit overseas ports.
We have developed guidance to help ship operators identify which requirements apply to their ships.
Part 199 Rules Guide
The Part 199 Rules Guide offers the following:
- Background: why New Zealand has signed up to MARPOL Annex VI
- Legal basis for Marine Protection Rules Part 199: Preventing Air Pollution from Ships
- A description of each of the compliance requirements, grouped into the following themes:
- Fuel requirements
- Nitrogen oxides (NOx) engine emissions requirements
- Controlling other air pollutants
- Carbon intensity reduction requirements for ships 400 GT or more
- Reporting requirements for ships 5000 GT or more
- Suggestions for the steps that should be taken to achieve and maintain compliance
- Instructions for when each of the compliance requirements needs to be demonstrated, which parties will be responsible for.
Guide for Marine Protection Rules Part 199[PDF: 1.9MB, 77 pages]
Part 199 Timeline Guide
This guide is for commercial operators of New Zealand ships. It summarises the requirements from the Marine Protection Rules Part 199: Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships (Part 199) and when they need to be met.
This guide must be read in conjunction with the full text of the rules and the Part 199 Rules Guide. The Part 199 Rules Guide provides greater detail about all of the requirements in the rules and explains the terms used in this Part 199 Timeline Guide.
Timeline guide for Marine Protection Rules Part 199[PDF: 802kB, 8 pages]
Part 199 tool
You can use an optional questionnaire tool to find out which requirements may apply to your ship. The tool provides an indication only; it is the responsibility for ship operators to carefully consider all the requirements in Part 199 to correctly identify which requirements apply to their ship.
Guide for Domestic Ships under 400GT
This guide contains all of the requirements that are applicable to domestic voyaging commercial ships under 400GT.
Operators of other commercial ships should read the main Part 199 Guide.
Guide for Marine Protection Rules Part 199[PDF: 1.9MB, 76 pages]
Certification for ships 400GT or more
If you voyage internationally you need the following certificates to be compliant with MARPOL Annex VI and the Part 199 Rules. For domestic voyaging ships you can either hold these certificates or a MARPOL Annex VI endorsement on your Certificate of Survey.
International Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEE)
This certificate only needs to be issued once by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation. Use the Part 199 Certificate application form below if your ship is not in class, you have had your ship surveyed and now need a certificate issued by Maritime NZ.
International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (IAPP)
This certificate needs to be issued by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation. Use the Part 199 Certificate application form below if your ship is not in class, you have had your ship surveyed and now need a certificate issued by Maritime NZ.
IAPP Exemption Certificate (for unmanned non-self propelled barges)
This certificate only applies to unmanned non-self propelled barges and needs to be issued by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation.
Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate (EIAPP)
This certificate needs to be issued by Maritime NZ or your Recognised Organisation for all internationally voyaging ships with engines over 130kW or 174 HP.
Use the Part 199 Certificate application form below if you need the certificate for your engine issued by Maritime NZ. You need a valid EIAPP to be able to apply for an IAPP.
For an Annex VI Endorsement, it is one of the options to demonstrate your engines compliance.
Application for a Part 199 vessel certificate[PDF: 275kB, 8 pages]