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We are introducing the e-version of the printed Guidelines issued by RMRS (Russian Register of Shipping) and providing the applicable requirements of the BWM Convention, 2004, by IMO, intended for class inspectors, ship owners and crew members. Provisions of this regulatory document shall apply in the course of the surveys of the vessels and the equipment on board the vessels for their compliance with all requirements of the above mentioned Convention as well as IMO resolutions considering IMO and IACS UIs. In total, there are four parts in the book, dealing with the technical Supervision, approval of BWM systems making use of the active substances, addressing the matters concerning the approval and oversight of prototype BWT Technology Programmes; Design, Equipment and Devices of Ships for BW and Sediments Management. The present Guidelines were approved as compliant with the valid regulations and are in force. They have been developed based on the BWM Convention as well as applicable IMO procedures, taking into consideration all resolutions, amendments, unified interpretations and circulars of IACS and IMO. This document is primarily intended for class inspectors; however, it can also be used by ship crew members, ship owners, ship operators, trainers, port state control officers and any other parties involved, due to the information contained therein.