Rule 91 amendment

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To All Interested Parties,

Attached is the invitation to comment on the proposed amendment to Part 91 of the maritime rules. The amendment among other things, is concerned with the legitimising for an interim period the continued use of non-certified but fit-for-purpose PFDs in kayaking and canoeing applications. It also specifically removes any application of Part 91 PFD requirements to commercial rafts.

While comments are formally requested by 31 October, we will continue to accept comments for a reasonable period after this date.

A copy of this information, as well as other pertinent information can be found on the MSA website, the link to which is:

If you did not receive this directly from MSA and you wish to be included in future correspondence relating to the Kayaking and Canoeing sectors, then please send you full contact details (email and postal addresses, phone numbers) to


John Marshall
Manager, Safety and Environmental Standards
Ph: 494 1242
Fax: 494 1263