MUMBAI PORT INTRODUCE MANDATORY BALLAST REPORTING

Mumbai Port has acted on the work that is being carried out on the IMO GloBallast Programme and is now requesting the submission of a ballast water reporting form as per the IMO Resolution A.868. As part of the GloBallast Programme the port is required to gather information on shipping movements in the port area in order to assess the risks posed by unwanted harmful organisms. This will be greatly enhanced by the inclusion of information on the ballast water management practices of the ships entering the port. The form will be provided by the pilot on arrival and should be submitted to the last outward sailing pilot.

The standard IMO form may be downloaded from the INTERTANKO website at: click here

Contact: Tim Wilkins, e-mail: tim.wilkins@intertanko.com