What are the contents of an approved Ballast Water Management Plan?

(1) Safety procedures for the ship and the crew associated with Ballast Water Management (BWM) as required by the Convention;Β 

(2) a detailed description of the actions to be taken to implement the BWM requirements and supplemental BWM practices as in the Convention; (3) the procedures for the disposal of Sediments at sea and to shore; (4) procedures for coordinating shipboard BWM that involves discharge to the sea with the authorities of the State into whose waters such discharge will take place; (5) designation of the officer in charge of ensuring that the BWM Plan is properly implemented; (6) reporting requirements for ships as in the Convention.


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