08 Sep 2017 shall enter into force International Convention for the Сontrol and Management of Ships ‘ Ballast Water and Sediments.
In accordance with this Convention, each vessel must have:
- Management plan ballast water on the vessel (Ballst water management plan – BWMP);
- A ballast water (Ballast water record book – BWRB);
- International evidence on the management of ballast water on the vessel (international ballast water management certificate – IBWMC).
Compliance of ships with the requirements of the International Convention for the Сontrol and Management of Ships ‘ Ballast Water and Sediments will be monitored by the quarantine authorities of States that have ratified the Convention.
In this regard, our Bureau accepts applications for the development of Ships’ Ballast Water Management Plans.