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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notification of Proposed Maritime Rules

In accordance with section 446(a) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, Maritime New Zealand, on behalf of the Minister of Transport, gives notice of the Minister’s intention to make the following maritime rules:

Maritime Rules Various SOLAS Catch-up Amendments 2015

The amendments propose changes to the following Maritime Rules:

Parts 23, 24C, 40B and 42A.

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.

These amendments are adopted via the tacit acceptance procedure. This assumes that an amendment to SOLAS, once adopted by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) or Assembly, will enter into force on a specified date, unless the requisite number of states object to the amendment. The amendments are straightforward, technical in nature, remove redundant provisions and incorporate existing international requirements.

Comments are invited on the above proposed maritime rules developed under the Maritime Transport Act 1994.

The consultation document and online submission form can be found at

Submissions must be made online, by email, or by post by 30 January 2015.

Postal submissions must be addressed to Rules Coordinator.

Copies of the consultation document are available free of charge from Maritime New Zealand, Level 11, 1 Grey Street, Wellington, or by contacting the Rules Coordinator at

or by writing to PO Box 25620, Wellington 6146.

Copies are also available on the Maritime New Zealand website at

Dated at Wellington this 4th day of December 2014.

MARK BATT, Manager Domestic and International Policy, Maritime New Zealand.