Ballast Water Management Plan

The Ballast Water Management Plan is prepared in accordance with the requirements of regulation B-1 of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (the Convention) and the associated Guidelines.


The purpose of the Manual is to meet the requirements for the control and management of ship’s ballast water and sediments in accordance with the Guidelines for Ballast Water Management and the Development of Ballast Water Management Plans resolution MEPC 127(53) (The Guidelines). It provides standard operational guidance for the planning and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments and describes safe procedures to be followed.