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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Circulars - Ballast Water Management - BWM.2/Circular.17 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (20 October 2008)Guidance document on arrangements for responding to emergency situations involving ballast water operations - Circular

Circular

  1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), at its fifty-fifth session (9 to 13 October 2006), instructed the Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) to develop a guidance document on arrangements for responding to emergency situations involving ballast water operations to assist Members to rapidly identify appropriate measure(s) whenever emergency situations occur.

  2 The Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases, at its twelfth session (4 to 8 February 2008), completed the work on the guidance document and invited the fifty-eighth session of the MEPC (6 to 10 October 2008) to approve this guidance and to instruct the Secretariat to issue a technical circular in this respect.

  3 MEPC 58 (6 to 10 October 2008) approved the Guidance document on arrangements for responding to emergency situations involving ballast water operations, as set out in the annex to this document, and requested the Secretariat to disseminate it through this circular.

  4 Member Governments are invited to bring this circular to the attention of all Parties concerned.


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