Morocco, Indonesia Ratify BWM Convention

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November 24, 2015

  • H.H. Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui handed over Morocco’s instrument of ratification to IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (Photo: IMO)
  • Indonesia’s Minister of Transportation, H.E. Mr. Ignasius Jonan, who deposited the instrument of acceptance during the 29th session of the IMO Assembly (Photo: IMO)
  • H.H. Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui handed over Morocco’s instrument of ratification to IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (Photo: IMO) H.H. Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui handed over Morocco’s instrument of ratification to IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu (Photo: IMO)
  • Indonesia’s Minister of Transportation, H.E. Mr. Ignasius Jonan, who deposited the instrument of acceptance during the 29th session of the IMO Assembly (Photo: IMO) Indonesia’s Minister of Transportation, H.E. Mr. Ignasius Jonan, who deposited the instrument of acceptance during the 29th session of the IMO Assembly (Photo: IMO)

Morocco and Indonesia have become the latest nations to ratify the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, an international measure adopted in 2004 for environmental protection that requires ships to have procedures in place for ballast water management in order to help prevent the spread of harmful and invasive aquatic species.

In all, the total number of ratifications now stands at 45 states.

Morocco Transport Minister Abdelaziz Rebbah and H.H. Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui handed over Morocco’s instrument of ratification to IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu Monday, followed by Indonesia’s Minister of Transportation, H.E. Mr. Ignasius Jonan, who deposited the instrument of acceptance during the 29th session of the IMO Assembly on Tuesday.

The countries’ accessions come on the heels of capacity-building projects undertaken by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in collaboration with the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency (Norad) and with the support of the Globallast project.

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