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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notice of Exemption From the Maritime and Marine Protection Rules

Pursuant to sections 47(3) and 40AA(1)(a) and 395 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, the Director of Maritime New Zealand hereby notifies the granting of the following exemptions from the Maritime and Marine Protection Rules during the period 24 March 2021 to 28 April 2021 inclusive:


Rule Part



Crewing and Watchkeeping 31.42(c) Minimum number of crew holding certificates prescribed in rule 31.44 on board ships operating within the coastal and offshore limits 1
31.44 SOLAS and STCW ships – Coastal and offshore limits – ships operating beyond restricted limits but within coastal limits must carry at least navigational watchkeepers (Table 5) and engine room watchkeepers (Table 6) 1
Design, Construction and Equipment – Passenger ships which are not SOLAS ships 40A.3(1) Application of this Part to every New Zealand ship that is a passenger ship that does not proceed beyond restricted limits; or is less than 45 metres in length and does not proceed beyond the offshore limit 1
40A, Appendix 4, 4.3, survival craft, (3) Life-saving appliances – Restricted limit ships – survival craft requirement (3) – provision of a lifeboat or a rescue boat capable of being launched from one side or end of ship for enclosed water limit ships of 24 metres or more in length 1
Design, Construction and Equipment – Non-passenger Ships that are not SOLAS Ships 40C.12(1)(a) Post-27 May 2003 ship of 15 metres or more in length overall must be fitted with a vertically collision bulkhead that is watertight up to the freeboard deck 1
Medical Stores 50.9(2) Medical stores on board ship – scale 4 – medicines, specified equipment in Appendix 1, first-aid kits, copies of medical guides, radio communication stations list, and copy of Part 50 and its advisory circular 1
Navigation Safety Rules 91.5(1) No person under the age of 15 years shall be in charge of, or propel or navigate a power driven vessel unless under direct supervision 1
91.5(2) Owner of power driven vessel must not allow any person under the age of 15 years be in charge of or propel or navigate the vessel unless under direct supervision 1
Marine Protection Products – Oil 122.4(2) Every ship must be fitted with oil filtering equipment as per the requirements 1
Ballast Water Management 300.100(4) General requirements for ballast water management system – only in relation to A.2.1.2 – applicable date of relevant renewal survey under MARPOL Annex I 1