Ballast water management Plans


Ballast water may contain organisms that are a threat to other organisms when newly introduced to an ecology.  The IMO BWM Convention is there to prevent the introduction of these so-called invasive species.  Part of the Convention is the requirement to have on board a Ballast Water Management Plan (BWMP).  DOI has put together several BWMP’s and submitted them to class for approval on behalf of the shipowner.


Example pages from a BWMP

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