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Ballast water management: Worldwide *Updates*

Tuesday, 13th April 2010

26 March 2009: Loss Prevention Briefing - Ballast Water Management

A new LP Briefing entitled Ballast Water Management has been produced.

For a copy of the briefing please click here.

In addition we have produced the table below in order to give Members an indication of the different legal requirements in the countries stated. The table is for guidance only and Members should contact their local agents for the latest detailed advice.

We strongly encourage feedback from Members, correspondents and port authorities providing details of problems encountered, or local regulations that have been introduced or amended.

Country

State/Port/Area

Argentina

Buenos Aires.

Australia

All ports advice.

Brazil

All ports advice.

Canada

All ports advice. St Lawrence Seaway.

Chile

All ports advice.

Egypt

Alexandria.

Israel

All ports advice.

New Zealand

All ports advice.

Panama

No ballast water discharge is allowed in the canal.

Russia

Black Sea ports.

Turkey

All ports.

Ukraine

All ports.

USA

All ports. West Coast States. St. Lawrence Seaway. Minnesota.

 

03 February 2009: USA - Minnesota Ballast Water Discharge Requirements

31 January 2008: Port State control inspectors are testing the density of ballast water.

28 January 2008: USA - The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)

11 December 2007: IMO - Deadline for the fitting of ballast water treatment facilities

13 April 2010: Norway ballast water exchange

This list will be updated as and when new information becomes available. Click on the link to view the details

United States

Washington State

 

California

 

Michegan PMC summary 

 

Michigan Legislation

 

Ballast water permit required for Michigan waters from 1st January 2007

 

Michigan waters ballast permit

Great Lakes

 

Iran

Bandar Abbas

Russia

Primorsk (Baltic)

 

Novorossiysk (Black Sea)

Australia

State of Victoria

Canada

 

Brazil

Enforcement postponed until 30th December 2006

 

Ballast water density

Ukraine

 

Turkey

 

Peru

 

General

Table: Comparison of ballast water standards

 

Table: BWM entry into force - dates

 

IMO Circular BWM 2 Circ. 7 Survey guidelines

 

MSC circular 1145 Precautionary advice to masters when undertaking ballast water exchange operations

 

Resolution MEPC 124(53) Guidelines for ballast water exchange