Ballast Water
  • The Marine Matters Centre, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 3DH

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Ballast water provides stability and manoeuvrability to a ship.

This workshop - a joint event across Plymouth Marine Laboratory, PML Applications Ltd and Plymouth University's Marine Innovation Centre (MARIC) - will explore all things related to ballast water.

As well as a full agenda, delegates will have the opportunity to network with other industry members as well as ask questions to the expert guest speakers.

Draft agenda (will be confirmed shortly before the event) 

What’s the problem with ballast water?

  • The ballast water ecosystem
  • Invasive species
  • Effects of climate change
  • The need for control

International regulation of ballast water discharges

  • IMO International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water & Sediments, 2004
  • US Regulations
  • Other regulations

Technologies to meet the ballast water regulations

  • Guide to ballast water treatment
  • IMO Type Approval
  • USCG Type Approval

Exemptions from ballast water regulations

  • Who is exempt?
  • How to get an exemption?

How to be sure that your ballast water treatment system is working

  • Ship board discharge testing
  • Port state policing of ballast water discharge standards

Where to get information on ballast water treatment

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, please advise of any special dietary requirements.

Register a place via the above link or contact Nicola Burton for further information.

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