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Regulatory plan—completed program 2017–18

This program of regulatory activities was completed during the 2017–2018 financial year.
Marine orders
ProjectDecriptionDate of effect
Marine Orders (Navigation Act) Administrative Amendment Order No.1 2017Administrative amendments to Marine Orders 12, 25, 27, 28, 32, 34, 63 and 91 to make minor editorial changes and corrections.  Included minor amendment to section 37 of Marine Order 91 to give effect to International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolution MEPC.285(70). 11 October 2017
Marine Orders (Navigation Act) Administrative Amendment Order No.2 2017Consequential amendments to Marine Orders 2, 54, 70, 71, 72, 73 and 74 due to the review of Marine Order 9 (which was repealed and replaced by Marine Order 76) and the introduction of training requirements for ships operating in Polar waters (see Marine Order 70 below).1 January 2018
Marine Order 9 (Health - medical fitness) 2010Repealed and replaced by Marine Order 76.1 January 2018
Marine Order 41 (Carriage of dangerous goods) 2017Amendment to address practical implementation issues, make corrections, reissue the Order in the modern drafting style and replace schedule 21 of Marine Order 4.1 January 2018
Marine Order 43 (Cargo and cargo handling - livestock) 2006Implemented the outcomes from the McCarthy Review 2018 and new policies for drainage, structural fire protection standards, two-tier pens, ventilation on open decks and visual/audible alarms, rail spacing, clarified reportable levels of mortalities, bulk fodder declarations, emptying of fodder tanks, new species section for camels, and grandfathering. Reviewed and modernised the Order and replaced schedule 23 of Marine Order 4.1 July 2018
Marine Order 70 (Seafarer certification) 2014Implemented amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) introducing new training requirements for masters and deck officers working on ships operating in polar waters. Also included New Zealand Qualifications Authority as a registration authority.1 July 2018
Marine Order 72 (Engineer officers) 2014Amendment to clarify the electro-technical officer prerequisite, add a list of electrical trades, add definitions, and provide clarity on certification and the combination of sea time.1 April 2018
Marine Order 76 (Health - medical fitness) 2017Marine Order 9 replaced with Marine Order 76 to locate all seafarer requirements in the 70 series of Marine Orders. Consequential amendments were made to other Marine Orders that reference the certificate of medical fitness (see Marine Orders (Navigation Act) Administrative Amendment Order No.2 2017). Supporting guidance material for medical examiners also accompanied the Order.1 January 2018
Marine Order 91 (Marine pollution prevention - oil) 2014Amendment to clarify application of the Order on different category, group or nationality of vessels and that no favourable treatment is given to foreign vessels even if the flag State of a foreign vessel is not a party to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). Also inserted some prescribed matters under section 32 of the Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 19831 April 2018
Marine Order 95 (Marine pollution prevention - garbage) 2013Minor amendment to give effect to IMO resolution MEPC.277(70) relating to the discharge of solid bulk cargo residues. The order was updated in a modern drafting style and reissued.1 March 2018
Marine Order 96 (Marine pollution prevention - sewage) 2013Minor amendments to give effect to the pollution prevention measures of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (IMO Resolutions MEPC.264(68) and MEPC.265(68)).1 April 2018
Marine Order 97 (Marine pollution prevention - air pollution) 2013Amendment to give effect to IMO Resolution MEPC.278(70), which amends MARPOL in relation to statements of compliance for fuel consumption. 1 March 2018
Marine Order 97 (Marine pollution prevention - air pollution) 2013Amendment to give effect to changes in regulation 13 of Annex VI of MARPOL for record requirements for operational compliance with NOx Tier III emission control areas (IMO Resolution MEPC.271(69)). 1 September 2017

Marine Order 503 (Certificates of survey - national law) 2017

(Tranche 2)

Amendment to provide greater clarity around when an 'existing vessel' will become a 'new vessel' under the Order. It also provided a ‘transitional vessel’ category designed to reduce perverse incentives to hold on to grandfathered vessels, or not make crucial modifications – vessel owners that make certain changes can now comply with an alternative, flexible set of standards. Consequential amendments were also made to the NSCV Parts B, F1A and F2.1 January 2018

Marine Order 503 (Certificates of survey - national law) 2018

(Tranche 3)

Amendment to give effect to the recommendations of the Streamlining Review and the  
ProjectDescriptionDate of
NSCV Part C4 - Design and Construction - Fire SafetyAmendment to implement the outcomes of the review of NSCV Part C4 undertaken by Lloyds Register in 2014/2015 to address a number of technical and workability issues with the standard.1 January 2018
NSCV Part C5A - Design and Construction - Engineering - MachineryPeriodic review of the standard with the key changes related to making provision for inboard petrol engine vessels in the NSCV (allowing these vessels to be brought ‘into survey’). 1 January 2018
NSCV Part C7A - Design and Construction - Equipment - Safety EquipmentAmendment to implement transitional requirements that will require new and existing vessels to comply with the contemporary safety equipment standard (NSCV Part C7A for Class 1, 2 and 3 vessels; and NSCV Part F2 for class 4 vessels) from 1 January 2018. This reflects the commitment AMSA made in the 2012 Regulatory Plan for the National System.1 January 2018
NSCV Part C7B - Design and Construction - Equipment - Communications EquipmentAmendment to implement the mandatory carriage of a float-free Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on certain Class 1, 2, and 3  vessels.1 January 2019
NSCV Part F2 - Leisure CraftAmendment to implement the mandatory carriage of float-free EPIRBs on certain Class 4C vessels.

1 January 2019

NSCV Part F2 - Leisure CraftMinor amendment to correct drafting anomalies.1 July 2018
NSCV Part G - General Safety Requirements for VesselsAmendment to implement the mandatory carriage of float-free EPIRBs on certain Class 1, 2, and 3 vessels.1 January 2019
NSCV Part G - General Safety Requirements for VesselsMinor amendment to correct drafting anomalies.

1 July 2018

Last updated: 22 September 2020