Brazil to mandate ballast water exchange

As part of its implementation of the IMO Convention on Ballast Water, the Brazilian Maritime Administration has issued a notice stating its intent to implement mandatory ballast water exchange for all vessels calling at Brazilian ports and terminals from 15 October 2005 

The full transcript of the notice, NORMAN-20/DPC signed on 14 June and issued by the Brazilian Directorate of Ports and Coasts, is being obtained by INTERTANKO and, upon receipt, will be circulated in the Weekly NEWS. 

Contact: Tim Wilkins