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 Seafarers who hold a certificate of competency or endorsement issued under Part 32 of the Maritime Rules or a certificate of recognition issued under section 41 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, whose certificates expire between 11 March 2020 and 30 June 2020:


Rule Part



Crewing and Watchkeeping


Duty of crew to hold certificates and to be able to demonstrate ancillary proficiencies – specific certificate or endorsement or higher grade of certificate or endorsement 


Seafarer Certification


Requirement to hold certificate and associated endorsements – no person may operate commercial ships, exercise privileges, or hold himself or herself out to be person entitled to exercise the privileges