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Ballast Water Management - the deadline 080917 is approaching

25 July 2017

The International Maritime Organization's Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) enters into force 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, all ships in international trade are required to manage their ballast water and sediments in accordance with an approved ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships will also have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate.

Ukraine situation – contractual implications

24 February 2022

This short guide highlights some of the key issues that may affect the obligations and rights of contracting parties following developments in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, with a focus on BIMCO clauses. In all circumstances, parties should carefully review their contractual terms for current and future fixtures and, if in any doubt, seek legal advice before acting.

Ballast water management

07 March 2018

The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force on 8 September 2017 the below provide a brief overview and link to further guidance.

USCG Ballast Water Management FAQ updates

27 July 2017

The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force back in June 2012. The USCG have recently updated their 'Frequently Asked Questions' related to Ballast Water Management issues in the US.