Development of Guidelines for the Uniform implementation of the 2004 Ballast Water Convention discussed at IMO this week

The IMO Sub-committee this week discussed and reviewed the captioned Guidelines for the 2004 Ballast Water Convention.

The Working Groups discussed:  

  • Draft Guidelines for Ballast Water Exchange Design and Construction standard (G11)
  • Draft Guidelines for additional measures including emergency situations (G13)
  • Guidelines on the designation of areas for ballast water exchange (G14)
  • Guidelines for Ballast water sampling (G2)
  • Guidelines for risk assessment under regulation A-4 (G7)

A full report will be included in next week’s Weekly NEWS.

Contact: Howard Snaith or Tim Wilkins