The Marine Environment Protection Committee,
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The Marine Environment Protection Committee,

This document has been superseded by Resolution MEPC.279(70)

 RECALLING Article 38(a) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Marine Environment Protection Committee conferred upon it by the international conventions for the prevention and control of marine pollution,

 RECALLING ALSO that the International Conference on Ballast Water Management for Ships held in February 2004 adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (the Ballast Water Management Convention) together with four conference resolutions,

 NOTING that regulation D-3 of the Annex to the Ballast Water Management Convention provides that ballast water management systems used to comply with this Convention must be approved by the Administration, taking into account Guidelines developed by the Organization,

 NOTING ALSO resolution MEPC.125(53)by which the Committee adopted the Guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems (G8),

 NOTING FURTHER that by resolution MEPC.125(53), the Committee resolved to keep Guidelines (G8) under review in the light of experience gained,

 HAVING CONSIDERED, at its fifty-eighth session, the recommendation made by the Ballast Water Review Group,

  1. ADOPTS the revised Guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems (G8), as set out in the Annex to this resolution;

  2. INVITES Member Governments to give due consideration to the revised Guidelines (G8) when type approving ballast water management systems;

  3. AGREES to keep the revised Guidelines (G8) under review in the light of experience gained;

  4. URGES Member Governments to bring the aforementioned Guidelines to the attention of manufacturers of ballast water management systems and other parties concerned with a view to encouraging their use; and

  5. REVOKES the Guidelines adopted by resolution MEPC.125(53).


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