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:
Rule Amendments to give effect to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (known as STCW-F)
The amendments are specific to the following Maritime Rules:
Maritime Rules Part 31: Crewing and Watchkeeping
Maritime Rules Part 34: Medical Standards
Maritime Rules Part 32: Seafarer Certification (SeaCert)
Comments are invited on the proposed Maritime Rules developed under the Maritime Transport Act 1994.
Consultation will commence on Monday 10 October 2016.
The consultation document and online submission form will be available on the Maritime NZ website at:
Submissions must be made online, by email, or by post by Monday 7 November 2016.
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.
MARK BATT, Manager Domestic and International Policy, Maritime New Zealand.