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BWM.2/CIRC.66 - Unified interpretation of appendix i (form of the International Ballast Water Management Certificate) of the BWM Convention

05.07.18

Appendix I – Form of the International Ballast Water Management Certificate "Date installed" in relation to "Method of ballast water management used"

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IMO has recently populated BWM.2/Circ.66 - Unified interpretation of Appendix I (Form of the International Ballast Water Management Certificate) of the BWM Convention.

This circular is the result of quite lengthy discussions on the determination of the date of installation to be mentioned in the relevant certificate.

The determination of the date should take into account the reference guidelines G8 (MEPC.174(58) or MEPC.279(70))

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), at its seventy-second session (9 to 13 April 2018), considered and approved the unified interpretation of appendix I (Form of the International Ballast Water Management Certificate) of the BWM Convention