Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 - UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency FAQs

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency have issued a set of FAQs relating to the IMO's BWMC 2004 which entered into force on 8 September 2017.

The UK has yet to ratify the Convention but is in the process of drafting the necessary legislation that will allow accession to the Convention to take place. The FAQs, which are based on queries received from interested stakeholders, can be read




  • Ballast Water Management FAQ (273 KB)


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