Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations

Version of section 155 from 2007-07-01 to 2018-11-01:

  •  (1) At least 24 hours before 25 kg or more, net explosives quantity, of packaged goods that are explosives, other than explosives included in Class 1.4S, are loaded onto or unloaded from a vessel, its master shall notify the following of the intention to load or unload and the location where it will take place:

    • (a) the Department of Transport Marine Safety Office nearest to that location; and

    • (b) if the loading or unloading is to take place at a port, the harbour master at the port or, if there is no harbour master, the person responsible for the port.

  • (2) No person shall load onto or unload from a vessel 25 kg or more, net explosives quantity, of packaged goods that are explosives, other than explosives included in Class 1.4S, unless

    • (a) not more than 20 000 kg, net explosives quantity, are loaded or unloaded by driving a single vehicle that is being operated under an Explosives Transportation Permit issued under section 52 of the Explosives Regulations directly aboard a ro-ro cargo vessel immediately before departing or ashore immediately after arrival on a last-on, first-off basis, and the conditions set out in section 65 of those Regulations are met; or

    • (b) an inspector within the meaning of section 2 of the Explosives Regulations has inspected the wharf or port facility where the explosives are to be loaded or unloaded and has determined that the wharf or facility meets, for the quantity of explosives, the Quantity Distance Principles that are applied in respect of the issuance of a licence under section 7 of the Explosives Act and set out in the Quantity Distance Principles User Manual, published by the Department of Natural Resources.

  • (3) If explosives are loaded or unloaded under paragraph (2)(a), the maximum waiting time of the vehicle dockside shall not exceed 30 minutes and during that time the vehicle shall be parked as far as possible from all areas used by the general public or for the handling or storage of other cargo.

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