What is responsibilities of Port state control in Ballast water managements or BWM ?

The Ballast water managements(BWM) Convention:
  • Once the BWM Convention enters into force, ships may be subject to inspections by port states to determine whether they comply with the BWM Convention’s requirements. These inspections are limited to:
  • verifying certification
  • inspecting the ballast water record book
  • sampling ballast water in accordance with the IMO’s guidelines.
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