Ballast Water Management 5th Edition
Updated to MEPC 66 (April 2014)
Every day, on every ship at sea, millions of marine organisms are transported having been taken onboard when ballast water is loaded. The World Wildlife Fund has estimated that, every hour, about 7.5 M litres of ballast water is released into US waters alone, and 10 Bn litres of ballast water a year is transferred round the world.
In February 2004, the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted.
This 5th Edition of the WPG Guide to Ballast Water Management provides an up to date guide to the treatment options available and details all systems with either Basic or Final approval from IMO or with Type Approval from a certifying body.