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Revised extensively in September 2016 following the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention, the Guide provides practical guidance that covers all facets of ballast water management compliance requirements. In addition to outlining the systems available to the market with specific regard to the treatment technology and their type approval status.
The Guide is 130 pages in length and offers step-by-step, practical tools alongside a unique overview of all ballast water treatment systems on the market accompanied by their type approval status, and key parameters to assist with investment decisions.
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) will enter into force on 8 September 2017, requiring ships to be fitted with approved treatment systems to prevent the spread of invasive species via ballast water.
It is imperative that shipowners act upon ensuring compliance with the Convention’s rules immediately and this updated Guide will serve to equip them with all the necessary information and tools to navigate through regulatory demands and practical challenges with confidence.