Marine Protection Rules Part 125
Current version of Part 125
This rule applies:
- oil tankers of 150 tonnes gross tonnage or more
- other ships of 4000 tonnes gross tonnage or more
- ships of 150 tonnes gross tonnage or more, other than oil tankers, that have cargo spaces carrying oil with an aggregate capacity of 200 cubic metres or more
- New Zealand ships, warships and other ships of the New Zealand Defence Force
- foreign ships operating in areas of the sea under New Zealand jurisdiction.
Part 125 imposes operational constraints on the carriage of water ballast in oil fuel tanks and oil cargo tanks, and the discharge of oil contaminated waters into the sea. It also requires oil tankers to plan for any ship to ship transfer of oil cargoes.
Part 125 further prohibits the carriage in bulk as cargo or carriage and use as fuel of heavy oils on board ships below latitude 60°S.
Part 125 gives effect to standards found in Regulations 16, 18.3, 18.4, 35.2, 40, 41 and 43 of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78.
Material incorporated by reference
Standards and codes referenced in some rules can be found here