Which ships BWM or Ballast water management Convention is applicable to?

The BWM Convention will apply to all ships including submersibles, floating craft, floating platforms, FSUs and FPSOs,

It will not apply to:

  • ships not designed to carry ballast water
  • ships not operating in international waters
  • warships, naval auxiliary ships or other ships owned or operated by a state
  • ships only on non-commercial service, or
  • ships with permanent ballast water in sealed tanks.
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