Maritime Rules Part 22
Current version of Part 22
This rule applies to:
- all New Zealand vessels, including any pleasure boats, naval ships and seaplanes whenever they are at sea or on inland waters (lakes, rivers) in any part of the world
- all foreign vessels when they are in New Zealand waters.
Part 22 provides the ‘Rules of the road’ for ships. Also included are the standards for the installation, performance and use of lights for collision avoidance, and the sound and light signals used for the communication of safety information.
This part incorporates the requirement of the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.
History of Part 22
This part was amended by Maritime Rules (International Omnibus) Amendments 2020 on 31 March 2021.Maritime Rules (International Omnibus) Amendments 2020 [PDF: 424kB, 9 pages]
This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015 in 2015.Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2015 [PDF: 403kB, 15 pages]
This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 in 2015.Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2014 [PDF: 367kB, 18 pages]
This Part was by Parts 20, 31, 32, 34 and 35: Consequential Amendments in 2014.Parts 20, 31, 32, 34 and 35 Consequentials 2014 [PDF: 378kB, 14 pages]
This Part was amended by Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2011, in 2011.Maritime Rules Various Amendments 2011 [PDF: 949kB, 15 pages]
This Part was first amended by Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2009, Part 21-80, in 2009.Maritime (Various Amendments) Rules 2009 [PDF: 102kB, 11 pages]
This Part was amended in 2006.Part 22: Amendment Rules 2006 [PDF: 200kB, 3 pages]
New part signed
Part 22 was signed into law by the Transport Minister on 3 December 1997.Part 22: Original Rule [PDF: 7.5MB, 70 pages]