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Authorities/Other Agencies of State
Notice Title

Notice of Exemptions 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 during the period 9 February 2021 to 12 February 2021 inclusive:

Rule Rule Part Summary Total
Crewing and Watchkeeping 31.25(1) Duty of crew to hold certificates and to be able to demonstrate ancillary proficiencies – specific certificate or endorsement and specific ancillary proficiency 1
31.86(1) Minimum crewing requirements for fishing vessels – minimum required certificates and minimum number of crew 1
31.86(2)(b), Table 17 Crewing for fishing vessels beyond inshore fishing limits but within coastal limits – only in respect to ship length <24 metres – Master MEC6 1
Seafarer Certification 32.10(1) 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 2
32.42, Table 3, (3) Skipper restricted limits certificate of competency – only in relation to medical and eyesight – meets applicable requirements of Part 34 1
32.67(4)(b) Specified activity endorsement with at least one crew member holding MEC 6 or equivalent or higher certificate 1

Surveys, Certification and Maintenance

For operators operating under a deemed Maritime Transport Operator Certificate (MTOC) from 1 July 2014

46.11(1) Inspection of the outside of the ship’s bottom must be undertaken with the ship out of the water 1