THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK ON BALLAST WATER
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As we are all aware, the IBWMC, standing for the International Ballast Water Management Convention, was adopted by the International Maritime Organization back in 2004 with subsequent entering into force in 2017. The full implementation of all provisions of the subject convention is planned to take place in 2024. Obviously, vessels with war ships, ships with no ballast water and with sealed or permanent ballast water tanks are exempted.
The ultimate aim of the convention is to prevent transferring of the different non-indigenous species that travel together with the ballast water from one aquatic system to another. This transfer, in turn, causes significant environmental and economic problems. The present booklet was released as a result of cooperation between LITEHAUZ and Danish Shipping supported by the Danish Maritime Fund.
It can be used as a compact but comprehensive guidebook covering the important aspects of the convention and shall be used by the masters and officers of the ships as well as the shore personnel, i.e. anyone engaged in implementation of the convention. Have a copy available to use as a reference source at all times, it is useful and will give all info you need.
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