Maritime Crimes Act 1999

Reprint as at 3 December 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Maritime Crimes Act 1999

Public Act
1999 No 56
Date of assent
20 May 1999
see section 1(2)

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


Title [Repealed]
1Short Title and commencement
3Act does not apply to certain ships
3AAct does not apply to certain situations
3BProtest and other activity
3CAct binds the Crown
4Offences relating to ships
4AFurther offences relating to ships
4BOffences relating to transportation of weapons and nuclear material and equipment
4COffences relating to transportation of fugitives by ship
5Offences relating to fixed platforms
5AFurther offences relating to fixed platforms
6Offences relating to death and injury
7Penalties for offences against sections 4 to 6
8Extra-territorial jurisdiction
9Extra-territorial jurisdiction in respect of crimes relating to fixed platforms [Repealed]
10Application of Crimes Act 1961
10AExercise of enforcement officers’ powers in relation to ships
10BPowers to board and search ship
10CEnforcement officers’ powers in relation to fixed platforms
10DPower of arrest
10EUse of force
10FOffence to obstruct or to fail to comply
10GEnforcement officers designated
11Master may deliver alleged offender to appropriate authorities
12Power to search persons and baggage on ships
13Definitions relating to extradition provisions
14Offences deemed to be included in extradition treaties
15Restriction on surrender
16Certification of country as party to Rome Convention or Rome Protocol
17Attorney-General’s consent required for prosecutions
18Certification of ships in military service
19Immigration Act 2009 not limited
20Application to Tokelau
Reprint notes
Title [Repealed]

Title: repealed, on 27 May 2018, by section 4 of the Maritime Crimes Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 49).