A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 8 September 2017.
The InvaSave mobile ballast water treatment system from Damen Green Solutions has demonstrated beyond doubt its capability to help ships meet the incoming D2 standard.
ClassNK has analyzed the retrofitting status of BWMS on its registered ships and confirmed that installation deadlines based on the BWM Convention for many of them are highly concentrated in the year 2022.
Despite the months that have passed since entry into force of the BWC last September, the shipping industry is still grappling with the impact of the regulations and the array of available technologies.
In 2004, the IMO adopted a new “Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments”. The purpose of this new convention was to control the harmful effects of unwanted or invasive species being transported in ships’ ballast water.
BIMCO’s new Shipmaster’s Ballast Water Manual provides clear, accessible information for seafarers dealing with practicalities of daily ballast water management.
Once technical standards have been developed by IMO and adopted into national laws, the next step is implementation on board ships.
A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water enters into force today (8 September 2017).
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017.