July 2017 / International Ballast Water Management (BWM) Revised Implementation Schedule
We refer to our previous circulars in respect of the above issued in January 2017 / Uluslararası Balast Suyu Yönetimi - Ballast Water management + ABD Balast Suyu Yönetimi and June 2017 / US Coast Guard's Ballast Water Management System.
On 7 July 2017, the 71st session of the IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) reached agreement on a revised implementation schedule for the installation of a BWM system under the Convention. The revised schedule effectively postpones by two years the compliance deadline for installing an approved BWM system for ships constructed before 8 September 2017. It is important to note that this has no effect on the compliance dates within the USCG regulations.
Attached please kindly find a detailed circular issued by Steamship Mutual, a member of the International Group. All Clubs have issued similar circular.