This 11th edition of ‘Ballast Water Management’ sets out the current international and national ballast water legislation and provides essential information on compliance.

It discusses the various treatment options available and summarises the IMO and USCG Type Approved BWMS currently on the market.

It also highlights the significant date of 28th October 2020, after which point only BWMS with revised 2016 G8/BWMS Code Type Approval are permitted to be installed on ships.

A key feature of this new edition is a set of data sheets setting out BWMS that meet these revised standards. These data sheets present System Design Limitations, which are essential aids to shipowners when evaluating and selecting a BWMS.

The Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force on 8th September 2017 and is now fully in effect for all applicable ships. This comprehensive guide provides up-to-date information on the regulations and equipment options available, and will assist shipowners with transition to full compliance. Of key significance in this edition is the deadline of 28th October 2020, after which point only BWMS holding a revised 2016 G8/BWMS Code Type Approval certificate are permitted to be installed. A new set of data sheets summarises the BWMS that meet this new requirement and facilitates easy comparison and evaluation of the various systems.

The book discusses the methods and considerations for safe ballast water exchange. It also provides detailed information on the various treatment technologies, including physical separation; thermal, ultraviolet and plasma technologies; and deoxygenation, magnetic and ultrasonic/cavitation technologies.

The book sets out the onboard requirements relating to ballast water management, including the Ballast Water Record Book, Port State Control, and ballast water sampling and monitoring.

The Appendices identify key invasive species and contain updated charts illustrating current native and invasive ranges, and areas potentially at risk.