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Notice of Exemption From the Maritime Rules and Marine Protection Rules

Pursuant to sections 40AA(1)(a) and 395(1)(a) 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 18 September 2023 to 3 October 2023 inclusive.

Rule Part



Exempted (person, ship, product etc)


Maritime Transport Operator – Certification and Responsibilities


A ship must have a valid Certificate of Survey issued under rule 44.41 before it can be operated

Centreport Limited and vessel, Tapuhi, MNZ No. 134696



Operator must ensure surveyor completes surveys for each ship between 24–36 months from the issue date of Certificate of Survey and within six months prior to expiry of Certificate of Survey and complete survey intervals as required in the approved survey plan

Centreport Limited and vessel, Tapuhi, MNZ No. 134696


Crewing and Watchkeeping


Requirement to hold certificate and associated endorsements – only in respect to requirement to hold a passenger endorsement

Holder of Skipper Restricted Limits certificate and vessels, Adventurer, MNZ No. 132583; D6, MNZ No. Ika Kakahi; MNZ No. 142099; Kekeno, MNZ No. 136127; Takahe, MNZ No. 135263; Tiri Kat, MNZ No. 105571


Design, Construction and Equipment - Passenger Ships which are not SOLAS Ships


A ship may be fitted with an inboard petrol engine if not more than 12 passengers are carried

Auckland Adventure Jet Limited (owner) and vessel, Kiwi Class #4, MNZ No. 136167



Requirements for storage of petrol for outboard motors only in respect to the material of the tank being constructed of mild steel, stainless steel or aluminium alloy

Cathedral Cove Water Taxi (2016) Limited (owner) and vessel, Hōiho, MNZ No. 143449


Load Lines


Compliance with rule Part 47 and the provisions of Articles 2, 3, 7, 10 to 15, Annex I and Annex II of the Load Line Convention – only in respect to Annex II Load Line Convention 1966, as modified by the protocol of 1988, Chapter II, regulation 12(3) – Doors

Auckland Transport (owner), and master, and vessels, At Hybrid - Electric 1, MNZ No. 143391; and At Hybrid - Electric 2, MNZ No. 143392




Owner and master of a foreign ship must ensure ballast water management system is compliant with standards and requirements specified in regulation B-3 of Annex to the Convention

Western Pacific Fisheries (owner) and master of vessel, Western Pacific, IMO No. 7508893