TOGO Circular No. 0047C/TG/09/20 - BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT CONVENTION & CODE REQUIREMENTS AND IMPL.
Issuing time:2020-11-06 22:09
This Merchant Marine Circular aims to emphasize and recall certaintechnical aspects related to implementation procedures of the“InternationalConvention for the Control and Management of Ships’Ballast Water and Sediments(the Ballast Water Management or BWM Convention)”and also remind all interestedparties concerned that Ballast Water Management Systems(BWMS) installed on andafter 28 October 2020,shall be Type Approved according to the latest requirementslaid down in IMO Res. MEPC.300(72) “BWM Code".
Ships in international traffic are requiredto manage their ballast water and sediments to a certain standard, according toa ship-specific ballast water management plan. Specifically, ships must carry:
a. A ballast water management plan
b. A ballast water record book
C. An international Ballast WaterManagement Certificate
For more detailed information please refer to the attached TOGO Circular No. 0047C/TG/09/20