Ukraine – Ballast water inspection problems


As reported some years ago under the heading "Ukraine Ballast Water Problems in Ports" this still seems to be a problematic issue as BIMCO has received an update from the the Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association.

The Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association Circular

"Ukraine –  Ballast Water Problems

The Association announced about the problem regarding the ballast water inspections by the local ecological inspectors in Ukraine. (No. 744No. 838, No. 849)

The Association has been informed by Dias Marine Consulting p.c., our correspondent in Ukraine, of the development of this problem that Ukrainian law on the segregated ballast quality control on board ships has become effective again in 2017.

Please find click here for the  correspondent’s circular,includes the advice by Ukrainian law firm.

The Members should be recommended that they keep in close contact with their local agents in calling Ukrainian port to check the latest status."


Peter Lundahl Rasmussen
in Copenhagen, DK


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