What is Sequential Method of ballast water exchange and factors taken into account?

The sequential method entails completely emptying ballast tanks of the coastal waters and refilling with open-ocean water. Emptying of certain tanks may lead to significantly reduced stability, higher vessel structural stresses, high sloshing pressures and/or reduced forward drafts which may then increase the probability of bow slamming. Margins are to be provided for stability and strength for all seagoing conditions, as specified in the vessel’s approved trim and stability booklet and the loading manual. The loading conditions for the selected ballast water exchange method or methods are to be taken from the approved loading manual or trim and stability booklet.

The following items are to be evaluated when the sequential method is selected for ballast water exchange

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