Annex - Amendments to the Annex to the BWM Convention (BWMS Code)
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Annex - Amendments to the Annex to the BWM Convention (BWMS Code)

 This document has been consolidated into Ballast Water Management Convention

Section A General provisions

Regulation A-1 Definitions

1 A new paragraph 8 is added as follows:

  • "8 "BWMS Code" means the Code for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems adopted by resolution MEPC.300(72), as may be amended by the Organization, provided that such amendments are adopted and brought into force in accordance with article 19 of the present Convention relating to amendment procedures applicable to the Annex."

    • Section D Standards for ballast water management

  • Regulation D-3 Approval requirements for ballast water management systems

    2 Paragraph 1 is replaced with the following:

    • "1 Except as specified in paragraph 2, ballast water management systems used to comply with this Convention shall be approved by the Administration as follows:

      • .1 ballast water management systems installedfootnote on or after 28 October 2020 shall be approved in accordance with the BWMS Code, as may be amended; and

        .2 ballast water management systems installedfootnote before 28 October 2020 shall be approved taking into account the guidelinesfootnote developed by the Organization or the BWMS Code, as may be amended."


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