Singapore flagged vessels should bare in mind recent MPA Singapore circulars, regarding the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems (BWMS) and the incorporation of contingency measures into ballast water management plans (BWMP).
MPA Singapore published a circular informing the industry on the application of BWM.2/Circ.70 on ‘Guidance for the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems’ for Singapore-registered ships. The target of the commissioning test is to verify that the mechanical, physical, chemical and biological processes of the installed BWMS are working efficiently.
MPA Singapore issued a circular, informing that the country has acceded to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 which will come into force internationally on 8th September 2017.
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