Ballast Water Management

Training course on current status of regulations and technical solutions regarding the Ballast Water Management Convention.

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    Environmental Protection


This course informs participants about the current status of regulations and technical solutions that will enable them to comply with the Ballast Water Management Convention which came into force in September 2017. Further relevant information about important national requirements in US waters is also provided.

Entrance regulations

Basic maritime knowledge

Who should attend:
Shipping Companies: Superintendents, nautical officers, engineers; Yard: Design managers, engineers (naval architects), production managers, engineers; Material and Components: Engineers

Duration: 0,5 days

IMO covers BWM in the Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 and associated guidelines. Experience with the implementation so far has raised practical questions, such as sampling and how to document compliance. The US Authorities/Coast Guard have diverged, imposing their own variety of BWM regulations.
Participants will get an update on recent developments for ballast water management regulations, technologies and industry practice. Solutions complying with current regulations are illustrated for modern cargo vessels.
Participants will acquire the necessary understanding to enable them to make decisions for their own fleet. Please also refer to DNV GL web page:

The course focuses on:

  • Status of most important regulations (e.g. IMO and US Coast Guard)
  • Onboard systems for Ballast Water Management – Technical, economical and practical aspects
  • Practical and Class aspects
  • Ballast water management plan

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