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The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) was adopted February 13, 2004 to introduce global regulations to control the transfer of potentially invasive species. Under the Convention, which entered into force on September 8, 2017, all ships in international traffic are required to manage their ballast water and sediments to a certain standard, according to a ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate. The ballast water management standards are being phased in over a period of time. New ships must meet the ballast water treatment standard. Existing ships should exchange ballast water mid-ocean but they will need to meet the ballast water treatment standard by the date of a specified renewal survey. Eventually, most ships will need to install an on-board ballast water treatment system.
The October 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, the world’s largest audited circulation maritime magazine serving the maritime b2b space, will feature a special magazine supplement commemorating the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) 125th anniversary. For more information contact: Frank Covella at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-732-1659.