Tripartite Tokyo October 2010. An update on ballast water management . International Chamber of Shipping. In February 2004 the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004, was agreed. Ballast Water Management Convention, 2004.
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MEPC Resolution 188(60)
“Recognising that while the requirements of Regulation B-3.3cannot be enforced prior to entry into force of the BWM Convention, it should be clearly understood that the ballast water management systems installed on ships constructed in 2010 will have to meet these requirements once the Convention enters into force”
45 systems/day will be required to be fitted in 2017!
Shipowners and Shipyards are now being required to make a substantial financial commitment – we have to get it right!The considerable challenges associated with the selection of suitable equipment and retrofitting must be met!Forward Planning is Paramount!