The Marine Legislation Bill (the Bill) had its second reading on 20 March 2013.
The Transport and Industrial Relations Committee reported back on 27 February 2013 and recommended the Bill be passed with amendments.
The Bill is an omnibus Bill that proposes amendments to the Maritime Transport Act 1994 and the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012.
Topics covered include:
- Accession to the Protocol of 1996 to Amend the International Convention on the Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 (LLMC)
- Accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001 (the Bunker Convention)
- Protocol relating to Intervention on the High Seas in Cases of Pollution by Substances other than Oil 1973 (the Intervention Protocol)
- Introduction of a blood alcohol limit for on-duty seafarers
- Port and Harbour Navigation Safety
You can find more information on the proposed amendments to the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 on the Ministry for the Environment’s website(external link).
This site provides information on the regulation of certain dumping of waste and discharges from offshore installations and those directly resulting from mining activities from ships.
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