What are the chief items required to be recorded when taking on or discharging ballast water?

The dates, geographical locations, ship’s tank(s) and cargo holds, ballast water temperature and salinity as well as the amount of ballast water loaded or discharged. (BWM Guidelines, 8.1.3)

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Because of bad weather, a port State’s required ballast water procedures cannot be complied with before arrival. What is the advice in IMO Ballast Water Management Guidelines regarding this situation?

Who should maintain ballast water records and ensure that proper ballast water procedures are followed on a ship?