a. Verification that the BWM Plan required by regulation B-1 comply fully with the requirements of the BWM Convention;
b. Verification that the approved BWM Plan and record book are on-board and being implemented;
c. Company attests that no modifications or conditions on-board affecting ballast operations and ballast water exchange have been made since last periodical survey;
d. Declaration from the ship’s Master that the BWM Plan; BW Record Book; and notification or communication with coastal States is being implemented and that the BWM officer has been designated and the crew have been provided with the necessary training and familiarization; and
e. A copy of the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate.
7. Verification of Item c) and implementation of item d) will be done by the flag state inspector at the next attendance.
8. Upon receiving a BWM Plan for review and approval, the Administration will issue a statement when the plan was received, thereby allowing the ship to trade for three months with an unapproved BWM Plan on board.
This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person.
While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.