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Ballast Mgt System

Ballast Mgt System

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BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
M.T EMERALD SUNTo meet the recommendations of theINTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATIONASSEMBLY RESOLUTION A.868(20)GUIDELINES FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS’BALLAST WATER TO MINIMISE THE TRANSFER OFHARMFUL AQUATIC ORGANISMS AND PATHOGENSadopted on 27th November 1997Published byInternational Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO
 
CAUTIONThe function of the Ballast Water Management Plan isto assist in complying with quarantine measuresintended to minimise the risk of transplanting harmfulaquatic organisms and pathogens from ships’ ballastwater and associated sediments, while maintaining shipsafety.As part of this function the plan will provideinformation to quarantine officers who wish to learnabout a ship’s ballast handling system, or to confirmthat ballast management has been effectively planned.The plan should not be used or regarded as a guide toballasting. Training and shipboard operationalpractices should already be well established.
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CONTENTS
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 PART A Ship and operating company guidance
1.Ship particulars2.Explanation of need for ballast water management, and reporting toport states3.Ballast water arrangements4.Safety considerations5.Procedures for managing ballast water6.Ballast water sampling points7.Crew training and familiarisation8.Duties of appointed ballast water management officer9. Ballast water reporting form and handling log
PART B National and international guidance
10.IMO Assembly Resolution A.868(20),11.Existing national ballast water management requirements,
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