Ballast Water Management Systems


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This training aims to explain Ballast Water Management Systems; its requirements, types, and operations to seafarers in all departments on board.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Ballast Water Management
  • Ballast Water Management Systems Requirements
  • Types of Ballast Water Management Systems
  • Sampling Procedure
  • Risk Assessment under Regulation of the BWM Convention
  • Actions in case of Ballast Water Management Systems Failure
  • Preparations for PSC Inspections

Course Duration

Depending on the participants’ background and knowledge of the subject. The average time is 1 (one) hour for all CBT modules and practical exercise.

Course Requirement

Ballast Water Management Systems are used in commercial vessels to meet IMO, Ballast Water Management Convention. Therefore, the vessel’s crew have got serious problems to effectively operate Ballast Water Management Systems.

  • Company-Specific Requirement
  • Ballast Water Management Convention and BWMS Code, IMO

This course is based on the guidelines of;

  • Guide for Ballast Water Treatment, ABS
  • Ballast Water Contingency Measures for Tankers, INTERTANKO
  • Guidelines for Ballast Water Management and Development of Ballast Water Management Plan – Resolution MEPC.127(53)
  • Guidelines for Port State Control Under the BWM Convention, Resolution MEPC.252(67)
  • Guidelines for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems, Resolution MEPC.279(70)
  • Ballast Water Treatment Technologies and Current System Availability, Lloyd’s Register
  • Technologies for Ballast Water Treatment: A Review, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology
  • Ballast Water Management Convention and BWMS Code, IMO

Additional information







Ship Type

Bulk, Chemical Tanker, Container, Gas Tanker, General Cargo, LNG, Oil Tanker, Passenger, RORO

Target Group

Deck Management, Deck Operational, Engine Management, Engine Operational, Shorebased Personnel

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