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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Circulars - Ballast Water Management - BWM.2/Circular.45 International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (30 May 2013) Clarification of "major conversion" as defined in regulation A-1.5 of the BWM Convention - Circular


  1 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-fourth session (1 to 5 October 2012), concurred with the clarification proposed by Japan (document MEPC 64/2/11) with regard to the definition of "major conversion" contained in regulation A-1.5 of the BWM Convention, and instructed the Secretariat to prepare a draft circular to facilitate the dissemination of this clarification for consideration by MEPC 65.

  2 The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-fifth session (13 to 17 May 2013), considered the proposal by IACS (document MEPC 65/2/12), agreed to include a further clarification of "major conversion" with respect to changing of ship type, and approved the text of the circular as set out in the annex.

  3 Member Governments are invited to bring this circular to the attention of all parties concerned.

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