Ballast Water Management
- Course Type:
- STCW ➜ Additional STCW courses
- Training School:
- LJMU Maritime Centre
- Birkenhead, Wirral, United Kingdom
- 2 days
Liverpool John Moores University
The IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) was adopted on 13 February 2004 and entered enter into force on 8 September 2017.
The BWM convention requires all ships to implement Ballast Water Management Plan which defines requirements to manage sediments and the ballast water as specifically applicable to the ship. These ships are also required to have a ballast water record book and an International Ballast Water Management Certificate.
Whilst the maritime world is adopting these changes, an interim solution is to continue with mid-ocean ballast water exchange but eventually all ships will be required to install a ballast water treatment plant.
Based on BWM convention, this two day course provides an insight into all the requirements related to BWM Convention. The course looks at the specific requirements given in the Convention and also the planning required by ship managers, port authorities and others for fully implementing these requirements to the satisfaction of both the port and flag state authorities.
Whether it is ship master or a shore based manager, the course provides enough details for all to understand the BWM Convention requirements fully so as to be prepared when they have to implement it on their ships.
Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be issued with a course completion certificate.