Does the MCA publish any guidance on ballast water management?

MGN 81 strongly urges compliance with the IMO Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water to Minimize the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens. MGN 363 provides information and interim guidance for use until the BWM Convention has been ratified by the UK and domestic legislation has been made. MIN 283 contained Practical guidelines for ballast water exchange in the Antarctic Treaty Area.


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