Regulation B-1 - Ballast Water Management Plan
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Regulation B-1 - Ballast Water Management Plan

 Each ship shall have on board and implement a Ballast Water Management plan. Such a plan shall be approved by the Administration taking into account Guidelines developed by the Organization. The Ballast Water Management plan shall be specific to each ship and shall at least:

  1 detail safety procedures for the ship and the crew associated with Ballast Water Management as required by this Convention;

  2 provide a detailed description of the actions to be taken to implement the Ballast Water Management requirements and supplemental Ballast Water Management practices as set forth in this Convention;

  3 detail the procedures for the disposal of Sediments:

  • .1 at sea; and

  • .2 to shore;

  4 include the procedures for coordinating shipboard Ballast Water Management that involves discharge to the sea with the authorities of the State into whose waters such discharge will take place;

  5 designate the officer on board in charge of ensuring that the plan is properly implemented;

  6 contain the reporting requirements for ships provided for under this Convention; and

  7 be written in the working language of the ship. If the language used is not English, French or Spanish, a translation into one of these languages shall be included.

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