Ballast Water Management
Understanding the Regulations and the Treatment Technologies Available
This 11th edition sets out the current national and international ballast water legislation and provides practical information on compliance. Since 28th October 2020, only BWMS with revised 2016 G8/BWMS Code Type Approval are permitted to be installed on ships. A key feature of this new edition is a set of data sheets setting out BWMS that meet these revised standards. These data sheets present system design limitations, which are practical aids to ship owners when evaluating and selecting a BWMS.
This publication provides up to date information on the regulations and equipment options available, and will assist ship owners with transition to full compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention. It provides detailed information on the various treatment technologies, including physical separation; thermal, ultraviolet and plasma technologies; deoxygenation, magnetic and ultrasonic/cavitation technologies. Guidance is given on the onboard requirements relating to ballast water management, including the Ballast Water Record Book, Port State Control, and ballast water sampling and monitoring. The Appendices identify key invasive species and contain updated charts illustrating current native and invasive ranges, and areas potentially at risk.
Publication Code: GP102
Publication Subtitle: Updated to MEPC 74
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2020
Publication Edition Date: 11th Edition
Publication Author: Captain Nadeem Anwar, PhD (Revised by Dr. Linda Churcher)
Publisher Name: Witherby Publishing Group
Updated in last two months: No