Providing the expertise and understanding to aid enforcement.
Port State inspectors are responsible for enforcing IMO regulations and ensuring compliance with the IMO BW Convention’s D-1 ballast water exchange standard and the D-2 ballast water performance standard (once the BW Convention is in force).
Enforcing the interim D-1 Ballast water exchange standard will require sampling and forensic analysis of ballast water, together with analysis of the ballast water record book. This analysis will help to ensure ballast water exchange has taken place to the required standard. The Centre works with Port State inspectors to sample and analyse ballast water to ensure vessels are continuing to meet the IMO D-1 & D-2 standards. Our experts also provide ballast water sampling training and advice.