Maritime Rules Part 130A
Current version of Part 130A
This rule applies:
- oil tankers of 150 tonnes gross tonnage or more.
- other ships of 400 tonnes gross tonnage or more.
Part 130A requires ships to have an oil spill contingency plan to assist personnel to deal with an unexpected discharge of oil. This includes:
- procedures for the notification of authorities,
- securing salvage services and
- obtaining technical advice on appropriate operational measures, such as moving cargo and ballast around the ship, to mitigate the discharge.
Part 130A gives effect to Regulation 37 of Annex I of MARPOL 73/78.
Part 130A forms one part of our “Tier 1” marine oil spill preparedness and response arrangements, and supports New Zealand’s participation in the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990 (OPRC Convention).