BWMC 2004- update September 2016
The BWMC 2004 stipulates that it will enter into force 12 months after ratification by a minimum of 30 States, representing 35% of world merchant shipping tonnage.
The IMO has announced that the Convention will enter into force on 8th September 2017 after Finland’s ratification of the treaty brings the combined tonnage of contracting States to 35.1441%. Finland is the 52nd State to ratify the Convention: http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/22-BWM-.aspx
Other publications by the UK P&I Club on BWM regulations and issues may be found here.
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In this, the third and final episode addressing BWM, the topic of Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement of the Ballast Water Management Convention is examined with Dr Guillaume Drillet from SGS.
Reference is made to Circulars 1/17 and 6/17 concerning developments with respect to IMO's International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments "The BWM Convention" as well as the status of the US Ballast Water Management (BWM) Regulations.
The Club would like to draw Members’ attention to the UK MCA’s guidance issued on 17-09-21, providing updated details on the requirements for monitoring and reporting emissions data from ships to the UK MRV Regime.
New PRC Civil Code: impact on guarantees
The new Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China came into effect from 1st January, 2021, bringing in numerous changes to the rules governing civil disputes in China, those of particular relevance to Members are the changes to the rules relating to guarantees, which we consider in more detail below.