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Shipmasters

TECHNOLOGY & EFFICIENCY | BallaSt WateR November 2017 BIMCOs new Shipmasters Ballast Water Manual now available B IMCOs practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems, brings guidance and support to the recent entry into force of the International Maritime Organizations (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention on 8 September. The BWM Convention was introduced to prevent the transfer of potentially invasive species; ballast water must now be treated before it is unloaded into a new location, so that any micro-organisms or small marine species are destroyed. This manual links to the already established Safety Management System (SMS) covering the company and the ship, which includes proper plans for shipboard operations. The SMS requires crew and officers to be familiar with applicable onboard instructions and procedures, including ballast water management. The manual includes comprehensive guidance issued by the IMO and designed for onboard use, for those who deal with operational ballast water challenges daily The manual: provides a practical, guided approach that gives ships relevant knowledge to manage ballast water management systems prepares the crew for inspections by port state control and charterers is a reference guide for seafarers on how to implement and comply with the BWM Convention includes comprehensive guidance issued by the IMO and designed for onboard use, for those who deal with operational ballast water challenges daily provides easily accessible information to seafarers dealing with ballast water management challenges, including regulatory implementation. the manual can be ordered online from Witherbys. It is priced at 150 for non-members or 85 for BIMCO members. Connect with BIMCO Facebook Twitter Linkedin YouTube