Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notice of Exemption From the Maritime Rules

Pursuant to section 47(3) of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, the Director of Maritime New Zealand hereby notifies the granting of the following exemptions from the Maritime Rules dated 30 March 2020 in relation to

  1. Seafarers to whom Rule 34.20 applies whose medical certificates expire between 11 March 2020 and 30 June 2020; and
  2. persons employing or engaging seafarers described in (a).


Rule Part



Medical Standards


Requirement for seafarers to hold a certificate of medical fitness under categories A, A(T), or B issued under Part 34 after the date of expiry



Requirement for employers of seafarers, or those engaging seafarers, to only employ or engage persons to whom Rule 34.20 applies, for employment on a ship if that person holds a current certificate of medical fitness category A, A(T) or B issued under Part 34