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Ballast Water Management: The Ultimate Guide

Ballast Water Management: The Ultimate Guide

Ballast water management is critically important for the reduction of the harmful effects on the marine environment which are spread due to aquatic micro-organisms transmitted from one area to another via ballasting operations of the ship. In order to manage and control the ballast operations of vessels, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a convention on 13th February, 2004. As steel-hulled vessels were introduced, ballast water has been an important factor of the ship’s stability.