Notice Type
Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notification of Proposed Maritime Rules and Marine Protection Rules

In accordance with section 446(a) and (b) 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 rules:

Maritime Rules (International Omnibus) 2020

Marine Protection Rules (International Omnibus) 2020

The proposed rules involve a wide range of amendments to Maritime Rules Parts, and to Marine Protection Rules Parts. The amendments reflect changes to international conventions to which New Zealand is a party.

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

The draft rule amendments and consultation document can be found at:

Submissions must be made by email, post, or physical delivery by 5.00pm on Friday 23 October 2020.

Email submissions must be addressed to

Post submissions to PO Box 25620, Wellington 6146. Please address postal submissions to the Rules Coordinator.

Submissions may also be delivered to Maritime New Zealand, Level 11, 1 Grey Street, Wellington.

Copies of the consultation documents 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.

Calling ahead is recommended, as office access may be affected by COVID-19.

Dated at Wellington this 10th day of September 2020.

CRAIG HILL, Manager Regulatory Policy Design, Maritime New Zealand.