What is Content of the Ballast Water Management Plan?

At the beginning of each BWMP, wording should be included to reflect the regulations which are relevant for the intended compliance, and should contain a brief introduction for the ship’s crew, explaining the need for ballast water management, and the importance of accurate record keeping.

As required by the BWMC, the following notes have to be included:

This Ballast Water Management Plan has been approved by the Administration and no alteration or revision shall be made to any part of it without the prior approval of the Administration. National Regulations in the Annex are not subject to approval and should be updated independently from class by the master onboard.

This Ballast Water Management Plan may be inspected on request by an authorized authority.

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