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The IMO and authorities in America require that all ballast water must be properly treated to remove harmful organisms before discharge, in accordance with the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention).
Any ship 400 gross tonnage and above is required to have a Ballast Water Management certificate, as stipulated in the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships‘ Ballast Water and Sediments.
In our business (and in yours) it is important to keep up to date with regulations, treaties and conventions. These rulings determine the safety of your vessel and her crew and passengers, as well as helping us in our mission: to ensure clean oceans worldwide.
- Ballast Water Management from IMO
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) requires that all ships adhere to a ballast water management plan, and must regularly test their BWM systems to ensure that the technology is working effectively, and test the ballast water to ensure that no harmful organisms are discharged with the water.
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- Ballast Water Management Conventions
The IMO has created and enforced the BWM Convention in order to protect marine specimens from any foreign or harmful organisms that could be transferred in ballast water carried across international waters. The BWM has been in force since 2017, and it helps ensure the protection of all marine wildlife.
MR Ballast performs the necessary tests for your BWMS and your ballast water on board. We test the systems, analyze the water, and send out results to the relevant national authorities for approval, before we provide you with a certification of compliance. Our technicians are certified to service all brands of BWTS.