Ballast Water Management
The course aims to familiarize shipboard personnel involved in ballast water operation onboard the vessel, and with the requirements of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 and the Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water to Minimize the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens (IMO Resolution A. 868).
The course covers the discussions on ballast water management and ballast mediatedinvasions and variety of measures to reduce the risk of exotic species invasions associated with release of ballast water by ships.
This course is open to all experienced Deck Officers, Engine Officers, as well as prospective Deck and Engine Officers with shipboard experience that will be handling or be involved in ship's ballast water operation.