Maritime NZ - Amendments to Maritime Rules to implement the Cape Town Agreement

Maritime New Zealand is seeking feedback on the proposed Maritime Rules Part 404 and consequential Rule Amendments to implement a global treaty on fishing vessel safety.

The proposed changes relate to the design, construction, equipment, operating procedures, and training for fishing vessels.

The bulk of the new requirements will only apply to New Zealand fishing vessels 24 metres or longer that are newly built or undergo a major conversion from the date the Rules come into force.

The consultation ends 30 October 2020.

For full details see the Maritime NZ website.