November 8, 2015
Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Ballast Water
Shipowners prepare! Ballast water management won’t be business as usual: The free ride will soon be over for invasive aquatic organisms and non-compliant shipowners alike. Ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, 2004 (“the Convention”) is imminent -and it means business. It is estimated that, once in force, 57,000 merchant ships will be required...