The BWM Convention entered into force on 8th September 2017. In order to show compliance with the requirements of the Convention, each ship shall have on board a valid Certificate, a Ballast Water Management Plan and a Ballast Water Record Book. The Convention includes two regulations that define ballast water management standards;What is regulation D-3 of the BWM Convention?
Regulation D-3 of the BWM Convention requires that ballast water management systems used to comply with the Convention must be approved by the Administration taking into account the Guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems (G8).What are the provisions of the IMO Convention?
Parties to the Convention are given the option to take additional measures which are subject to criteria set out in the Convention and to IMO guidelines. The Convention is divided into Articles; and an Annex which includes technical standards and requirements in the Regulations for the control and management of ships' ballast water and sediments.Who were the judges of the BMM Convention?
Judges were Neelima Kulkarni, Sandhya Deshpande and Shaila Vidwans. Also Vinayak Gokhale was recognized for his priceless contributions to publication of Ekta and Kishore Pathare was recognized for his enormous contributions towards this convention as well as his support for BMM for many years in the past.