Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) wish to advise customers that all ships from international waters will be required to provide a ballast water sample and report when calling at Saudi Aramco ports and terminals. This new initiative will be implemented from Wednesday 16 August 2017 and should be arranged through the vessels local shipping agent.
The aim of this initiative is to ensure all ships comply with Ballast Water Management convention requirements, which has been ratified by Saudi Arabia and will become internationally enforced by 8 September 2017.
All ships should provide a printed version of their ballast water sample report, via their local agent, to Saudi Aramco Environmental Protection Department (EPD). The report should be submitted with a completed version of the latest Saudi Aramco “Ballast Water Sampling Form” during any visit to Saudi Aramco ports or terminals from 16 August. All operational delays will be on the Owner / Agency account.
The completed documents should be sent to the EPD at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org