Maritime News

Posted: May 9, 2022

Commissioning Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems

Lloyds Registry

The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention requires ships which haven’t already installed and commissioned a ballast water management system (BWMS), to do so at the time of the ship’s next International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate renewal survey.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2022

Ballast Water Management Convention

Bahamas Requirements

This Notice provides the key requirements of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (“Ballast Water
Management/BWM Convention”).

References to Articles and Regulations in this Notice are references to the BWM Convention unless stated otherwise.
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Posted: Mar 29, 2022

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS' BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS, 2004

Unified interpretations to the BWM Convention

Amendments to Regulations E-1.1.1 and E-1.1.5 of the BWM Convention were adopted in November 2020, specifying the requirements to conduct the commissioning test of Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), including sampling and analysis. It is to be noted that these amendments shall enter into force on 1 June 2022.
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Posted: Jan 20, 2022

Upcoming BWMS compliance due dates – some practical recommendations

This statutory news contains some timely reminders to ensure compliance with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Summary of the outcomes of MEPC 75

The seventy-fifth session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75) was held from 16 to 20 November 2020 as a web conference due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
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