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 exemption from the Maritime Rules dated 19 February 2021, in relation to seafarers who hold or are applying for a certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency or endorsement issued under Part 32 of the Maritime Rules and corresponding to an STCW certificate, or a certificate of recognition of an STCW certificate issued under section 41 of the Maritime Transport Act.


Rule Part



Crewing and Watchkeeping


Duty of crew to hold certificates and to be able to demonstrate ancillary proficiencies in accordance with rule 32.16 and 32.170


Seafarer Certification


Requirement to demonstrate ancillary proficiency – only in relation to ancillary proficiencies which require demonstrated continued competence under Schedule One, Column 5 of this rule