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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Circulars - Ballast Water Management - BWM.2/Circular.8 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (27 October 2006)Harmonized implementation of the Guidelines for approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8) - Circular


  1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its fifty-fifth session (9-13 October 2006), recognizing the need to provide appropriate guidance for the harmonized implementation of the Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8) adopted by resolution MEPC.125(53), approved a guidance note intended to be used during the type approval process as contained in the annex to this circular.

  2 Member Governments are invited to use the annexed guidance note when implementing the requirements of resolution MEPC.125(53) regarding the approval of Ballast Water Management Systems and bring the guidance note to the attention of all parties concerned.

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