What information is entered on the IMO Ballast Water Report form?

(1) Ship information;

(2) Ballast water (total BW on board; total BW capacity); (3) Ballast water tanks (number on board, number in ballast, number exchanged, number not exchanged); (4) Ballast water history (on a tank-by- tank basis: dates, places and volumes, etc. of BW source, BW exchange and BW discharge); (5) IMO Ballast Water Guidelines on board? Responsible officer’s name, title and signature.

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