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Ballast Water Management Plan

MV "VESSEL NAME"

BALLAST WATER
MANAGEMENT
PLAN

BUREAU VERITAS Section .................


Examined within the General Conditions of Marine
Branch of BUREAU VERITAS in order to check the
compliance with the applicable requirements of

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IMO Res.MEPC.127(53
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All particulars not shown on this document are assumed
to be as per the requirements of the aforesaid texts,
mainly constructional details.
The examination of this document gives rise to remarks
in red.

Hamburg, 11-Sep-2017

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1 Ships Particulars ............................................................................................................................................ 1


1.1 Ships Data ............................................................................................................................................ 1
1.2 Main Dimensions ................................................................................................................................... 1
1.3 Ballast Water Capacity .......................................................................................................................... 1
1.4 Tonnage Measurement .......................................................................................................................... 1
2 Purpose of the Ballast Water Management Plan ............................................................................................ 2
2.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 2
2.2 Why Ballast Water Management ........................................................................................................... 2
2.3 Requirements ......................................................................................................................................... 3
2.4 Usage of the Ballast Water Management Plan ...................................................................................... 3
3 Officer and Crew ............................................................................................................................................ 3
3.1 Designated Ballast Water Management Officer .................................................................................... 3
3.2 Duties for the appointed Ballast Water Management Officer ................................................................ 3
3.3 Officer and Crew Training..................................................................................................................... 4
3.4 Recording Requirements ....................................................................................................................... 4
4 Ballast Water Arrangements........................................................................................................................... 5
4.1 Tank Arrangements ............................................................................................................................... 5
4.2 Tank Capacities ..................................................................................................................................... 7
4.3 Piping and Pumping Arrangements ....................................................................................................... 8
4.4 Sampling Points ..................................................................................................................................... 9
4.5 Manholes ............................................................................................................................................. 10
4.6 Air Ventilations ................................................................................................................................... 11
5 Procedures and Operation of the Ballast Water Management Systems ........................................................ 12
5.1 Operation and Planning of Ballast Water Management....................................................................... 12
5.2 Additional Measures and Designated Areas ........................................................................................ 13
5.3 Precautionary Practices........................................................................................................................ 13
5.4 Methods of Ballast Water Exchange ................................................................................................... 14
5.4.1 Sequential Method ...................................................................................................................... 14
5.4.2 Flow-through Method (not applicable to this vessel).................................................................. 15
5.4.3 Dilution Method (not applicable to this vessel) .......................................................................... 16
5.5 Retention on Board .............................................................................................................................. 16
5.6 Treatment methods (not applicable to this vessel) ............................................................................... 16
5.7 Sediment Management ........................................................................................................................ 16
6 Safety Considerations ................................................................................................................................... 17
6.1 Conditions in which Ballast Water Exchange at Sea is not to be undertaken ...................................... 17
6.2 Safety Considerations for the Sequential Method ............................................................................... 17
7 Limitations ................................................................................................................................................... 19
7.1 Stability Limitations (GM / KG limit Curve) ...................................................................................... 19
7.2 Permissible Still Water Shear Forces and Bending Moments and Torsional Moments ................... 19
7.3 Forward Draft / Bottom Slamming ...................................................................................................... 19
7.4 Aft draft / Propeller Immersion ........................................................................................................... 19
7.5 Visibility .............................................................................................................................................. 19
8 Ballast Water Reporting Form and Handling Log ........................................................................................ 19
9 Port State Control Requirements .................................................................................................................. 20
10 Biofouling Management ............................................................................................................................... 20
ANNEX 1: Ballast Water Reporting Form ......................................................................................... 21
ANNEX 2: Ballast Water Handling Log ............................................................................................ 25
ANNEX 3: Ballast Water Exchange Sequence ................................................................................... 28

Additionals ( not relevant for approval)

ANNEX 4: NATIONAL PORT STATE REQUIREMENTS.................................................................


ANNEX 5: IMO Assembly Resolution A. 868 (20) ...............................................................................
ANNEX 6: IMP MEPC Res. 124(53) Guidelines for Ballast Water Exchange ...................................
ANNEX 7: IMO MEPC Res. 127(53) Guidelines for Ballast Water Management .............................
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1 Ships Particulars

1.1 Ships Data


Ships name "VESSEL NAME"
Ships maiden name "VESSEL NAME"
Ship type Other Cargo Ship (Container)

IMO No. IMO NUMBER


Classification Society Bureau Veritas
Registration No. REG. NUMBER
Class Notation: 100 A5 E with freeboard 3.014 m
IW NAV-OC SOLAS-II-2, Reg.19 C2P50
MC E AUT

Additional BWM Notation not applied


Call Sign CALL SIGNS
Flag Antigua &
Port of Registry Barbuda St. Johns

Owner OWNER NAME


Building Yard Yangfan Group Co. Ltd, Zhoushan
Hull No 1234
Keel Laying Date 20.12.2005

1.2 Main Dimensions


Length overall Loa 139.11 m
Registered Length Lpp 130.49 m
Registered Breadth B 22.60 m
Moulded Depth D 11.80 m
Draught dmax 8.814 m

1.3 Ballast Water Capacity


Total ballast water capacity 4666.9 m
Number of segregated ballast water tanks 25
Number of main ballast water pumps 2
Capacity of ballast water pumps (each) 350 m / h
Designated Ballast Water Management Officer Chief mate

Applicable BW Management Methods

1.4 Tonnage Measurement


Deadweight 11842.0 mt
Gross Tonnage 9996.0 mt
Net Tonnage 4900.0 mt

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2 Purpose of the Ballast Water Management Plan


2.1 Introduction
This Plan has been prepared to meet the requirements of

MEPC Resolution 124 (53)

Guidelines for Ballast Water Exchange

MEPC Resolution 127 (53)

Guidelines for Ballast Water Management and Development of Ballast water


Management Plans (G4)

IMO Res. A. 868 (20)

Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water to minimise the
Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organism and Pathogens

Furthermore the Plan is intended to meet requirements as stipulated in the

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and
Sediments

The Plan provides standard operational guidance for the planning and management of ships
ballast water and sediments and describes safe procedures to be followed.

In regions where Ballast Water Management is already requested based on national


legislation, this Plan should be kept available for inspection on request by an authorized
Authority.

This plan has been checked by the Administration or recognized Classification Society and no
alteration or revision shall be made to any part of it without the prior approval.

2.2 Why Ballast Water Management


Ballast water is essential to the safe and efficient operation of ships, controlling trim, draft,
stability, or stresses of the ship. However, ballast water may contain aquatic organisms or
pathogens which, if introduces into the new sea including estuaries, or into fresh water
courses, may create hazards to the environment, human health, property or resources, impair
biological diversity or interfere with other legitimate uses of such areas.

Many species of bacteria, plants and animals can survive in a viable form in the ballast water
and sediment carried in ships, even after journeys of several months duration. Subsequent
discharge of ballast water or sediment into the water of Port States may result in the
establishment of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens which may pose threats to
indigenous human, animal and plant life, and the marine environment.

Although other media have been identified as being responsible for transferring organisms
between geographically separated water bodies, ballast water discharge from ships appears to
have been among the most prominent.

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Exchange of ballast water in deep sea is deemed as an acceptable method to reduce the
spreading by harmful organisms.

2.3 Requirements
Several States have already established national standards on ballast water exchange
procedures and have specified the necessary documentation on basis of the IMO Res. A. 868
(20). These procedures have been developed in order to guarantee the formal acceptance of the
quarantine officers.

It is to be observed that particular requirements may differ on basis of national legislation.


Furthermore it is to be noted that this plan can no replace the national forms, which may be
required by some port states for the documentation of an accurate ballast log.

Common to all states that require Ballast Water Management is the need for ships to report in
advance to the national monitoring Authority, how much ballast water will be on board on
arrival, where it was taken on board and whether ballast exchange has been carried out.

2.4 Usage of the Ballast Water Management Plan


Each part of this Ballast Water Management Plan should be viewed as a tool, which, if
correctly applied, will help to minimise the risk of transferring unwanted organisms associated
with ballast water discharge and the safety aspects of ballast water exchange. Thus this plan
gives a guidance of how to exchange ballast water while at sea, continuing the plan shall
enable a quarantine officer to familiarise himself with the ships ballast practice.

For the demonstration of the correct exchange of ballast water during a voyage an accurate
ballast water log is to be maintained. A suitable model log is attached in the Annex 2 of this
Plan. Even if a ship is not trading in an area where ballast water information is required, it
may later prove worthwhile to have a history of what ballast water has been carried.

The Plan should be kept available for inspection on request by a Port State control officer or
by a quarantine officer.

3 Officer and Crew

3.1 Designated Ballast Water Management Officer


On this vessel the designated person for the control of ballast water management procedures is
the Chief Officer. The Overall Responsibility remains with the Master.

3.2 Duties for the appointed Ballast Water Management Officer


The following duties lay in responsibility of the designated officer:
Ensure that the ballast water exchange follows the procedures in the Ballast Water
Management Plan, special emphasis is laid on the safety considerations

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Obtain all available information in due time before arrival in the next port about cargo
prospects in respect of total quantities and discharging / loading sequence
Determine in accordance with the master whether ballast water exchange is required
and create a step-by-step operational procedure
Supervise the operational procedures during ballast water exchange
Prepare action of the ballast water declaration form prior to arrival in port (this
includes to obtain information of the requirements of the Port Authorities of the next
visiting port)
Maintain the ballast water handling log (incl. Ballast Water Record Book)
Be available in port to assist the Port State control or quarantine officer for any
sampling that may needed to be undertaken
Organise the training for the crew in ballast water exchange procedures.

3.3 Officer and Crew Training


Ballast Water exchange at sea is a comparatively new development; therefore it is to be
ensured that the officers and crew are familiar with the procedures for ballasting. A regular
training is to be performed in order to minimise possible safety hazards during the exchange of
ballast water as the operation can directly influence the vessels safety.

The following items should be familiar to all executing personnel:


The ships pumping system in detail, including piping arrangement, involved pumps
and all arrangements of air and overflow pipes for co-ordination of the crew working
on deck
Functionality of the air pipe heads and the air / overflow pipes (blockage of
air/overflow pipes, ball failure, freezing or unintentional closure should be kept under
surveillance)
Knowledge of expected time spans for ballast water exchange at sea. This requires full
knowledge over the ships operational plan, the routing and the time schedule for
passages and ports. This could be relevant when the exchange is prescribed in areas,
such as open-ocean, deep water, high sea, or designated areas. In such cases it is
necessary that the executing shipboard personnel is familiarised with the respective
definitions of these areas.
Alternative methods of ballast water exchange. The involved risks and consequences
to ships stability and strength and advantages of each method or the possibility of
using treatment alternatives
Procedures for recording (Ballast Water record Book), sampling and sounding to
prove a proper record as postulated in the regulations
Ballast pump capacity restrictions, if any
Ballast water exchange procedures as stipulated by the shipyard or designer
Precautions for entering tanks for sediment removal, further procedures for the safe
handling and packaging of sediment and storage thereof

3.4 Recording Requirements


To facilitate the administration of ballast water exchange (and treatment procedures, if
applicable), the designated Ballast Water Management Officer is responsible for a continuous
and correct record keeping. When carrying out ballast water operations the details are to be
recorded in the Ballast Water Record Booklet together with any exemptions, if applicable.
Where a Port State requires information on ships ballast operations, relevant documentation
should be made available to the Port State.

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4 Ballast Water Arrangements

4.1 Tank Arrangements

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4.2 Tank Capacities


Tank Name Frames Spec. Capacity Weight
no Density [m] [t]
[t/m]
1 Fore Peak Tank 180 for 1,025 190,7 195,5
2 Double Bottom Tank No 1B 146-164 1,025 252,9 259,2
3 Wing Tank No. 1B P 146-164 1,025 227,5 233,1
4 Wing Tank No. 1B S 146-164 1,025 227,5 233,1
5 Double Bottom Tank No 2 P 126-146 1,025 207,2 212,4
6 Double Bottom Tank No 2 S 126-146 1,025 207,2 212,4
7 Wing Tank No. 2 P 126-146 1,025 171,1 181,5
8 Wing Tank No. 2 S 126-146 1,025 171,1 181,5
9 Double Bottom Tank No 3A P 102-126 1,025 194,2 199,0
10 Double Bottom Tank No 3A S 102-126 1,025 194,2 199,0
11 Wing Tank No. 3A P 102-126 1,025 148,6 152,3
12 Wing Tank No. 3A S 102-126 1,025 148,6 152,3
13 Double Bottom Tank No 3B P 84-102 1,025 163,9 168
14 Double Bottom Tank No 3B S 84-102 1,025 163,9 168
15 Wing Tank No. 3B P 84-102 1,025 208,4 213,6
16 Wing Tank No. 3B S 84-102 1,025 208,4 213,6
17 Double Bottom Tank No 4A P 59- 84 1,025 223,0 228,6
18 Double Bottom Tank No 4A S 59- 84 1,025 223,0 228,6
19 Wing Tank No. 4A P 59- 84 1,025 292,8 300,1
20 Wing Tank No. 4A S 59- 84 1,025 253,3 259,6
21 Double Bottom Tank No 4B P 41- 59 1,025 82,8 84,9
22 Double Bottom Tank No 4B S 41- 59 1,025 82,8 84,9
23 Wing Tank No. 4B P 41- 59 1,025 148,9 152,7
24 Wing Tank No. 4B S 41- 59 1,025 89,9 92,1
25 After Peak Tank 5- 14 1,025 177,9 182,3

For more details Plan Tank Capacity Plan


Drawing no Q82,24035,050,008

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4.3 Piping and Pumping Arrangements


The Ballast Piping System consists of a main ring line with single branch lines to all ballast
water tanks. The branch valves of each tank are remotely controlled and hydraulically
operated.

For more details see Plan Ballast Piping


Drawing no Q82,24035A,054,022

The following pumps are available for pumping of ballast water:

Capacity
Name Quantity Location
[m/h]
No.1 Ballast Pump 350 1 Engine Room
No.2 Ballast Pump 350 1 Engine Room
Ballast Stripping Ejector 40 1 Engine Room

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4.4 Sampling Points


Sampling of Ballast Water is primarily a matter for the Authorized Inspection Officers during
Port State Control. For Crew members it is unlikely to take samples from the ballast water
except at the express request, and under the supervision of the Authorized Inspection Officers.
However, in case a quarantine officer requires such test the exact position of each sampling
point is to be known. In general all sounding pipes can be used as sampling points (see table),
additionally manholes can give access to the ballast water tanks. Port State Control Officer
should be advised of all safety procedures to be observed when entering enclosed spaces.

Tank Name Type of Name Location


no sampling
1 Fore Peak Tank Sounding Pipe ASF 59 Frame 183 F.cstle
2 Double Bottom Tank No 1B Sounding Pipe ASF 48 Frame 146 Double Bottom
3 Wing Tank No. 1B P Sounding Pipe ASF 82 Frame 146 Tween Deck
4 Wing Tank No. 1B S Sounding Pipe ASF 83 Frame 146 Tween Deck
5 Double Bottom Tank No 2 P Sounding Pipe ASF 110 Frame 127 Tween Deck
6 Double Bottom Tank No 2 S Sounding Pipe ASF 49 Frame 127 Hold 2
7 Wing Tank No. 2 P Sounding Pipe ASF 84 Frame 127 Tween Deck
8 Wing Tank No. 2 S Sounding Pipe ASF 85 Frame 127 Tween Deck
9 Double Bottom Tank No 3A P Sounding Pipe ASF 111 Frame 102 Double Bottom
10 Double Bottom Tank No 3A S Sounding Pipe ASF 50 Frame 102 Double Bottom
11 Wing Tank No. 3A P Sounding Pipe ASF 86 Frame 103 Tween Deck
12 Wing Tank No. 3A S Sounding Pipe ASF 87 Frame 103 Tween Deck
13 Double Bottom Tank No 3B P Sounding Pipe ASF 51 Frame 84 Double Bottom
14 Double Bottom Tank No 3B S Sounding Pipe ASF 52 Frame 84 Double Bottom
15 Wing Tank No. 3B P Sounding Pipe ASF 88 Frame 85 Tween Deck
16 Wing Tank No. 3B S Sounding Pipe ASF 89 Frame 86 Tween Deck
17 Double Bottom Tank No 4A P Sounding Pipe ASF 53 Frame 61 Double Bottom
18 Double Bottom Tank No 4A S Sounding Pipe ASF 54 Frame 61 Double Bottom
19 Wing Tank No. 4A P Sounding Pipe ASF 90 Frame 60 Tween Deck
20 Wing Tank No. 4A S Sounding Pipe ASF 91 Frame 60 Tween Deck
21 Double Bottom Tank No 4B P Sounding Pipe ASF 55 Frame 41 Double Bottom
22 Double Bottom Tank No 4B S Sounding Pipe ASF 56 Frame 41 Double Bottom
23 Wing Tank No. 4B P Sounding Pipe ASF 92 Frame 42 Tween Deck
24 Wing Tank No. 4B S Sounding Pipe ASF 93 Frame 42 Tween Deck
25 After Peak Tank Self-closing ASF 98 Frame 13above Tweendeck
Sounding Pipe 800mm

For more details see Plan Ships air & sounding Piping
Drawing no Q82,24035A,054,024

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4.5 Manholes
Tank Name Frame of Location of manhole
no tanks
1 Fore Peak Tank 180 for Platform 9000 Frame 184
Main Deck Frame 185
Main Deck Frame 188
2 Double Bottom Tank No 1B 146-164 Double Bottom Deck Frame 149
Double Bottom Deck Frame 161
3 Wing Tank No. 1B P 146-164 Platform 9000 Frame 159
Platform 9000 Frame 150
4 Wing Tank No. 1B S 146-164 Platform 9000 Frame 159
Platform 9000 Frame 150
5 Double Bottom Tank No 2 P 126-146 Double Bottom Deck Frame 129
Double Bottom Deck Frame 141
6 Double Bottom Tank No 2 S 126-146 Double Bottom Deck Frame 129
Double Bottom Deck Frame 141
7 Wing Tank No. 2 P 126-146 Platform 9000 Frame 139
Platform 6820 Frame 127
8 Wing Tank No. 2 S 126-146 Platform 9000 Frame 139
Platform 6820 Frame 127
9 Double Bottom Tank No 3A P 102-126 Double Bottom Deck Frame 108
Double Bottom Deck Frame 120
10 Double Bottom Tank No 3A S 102-126 Double Bottom Deck Frame 108
Double Bottom Deck Frame 120
11 Wing Tank No. 3A P 102-126 Platform 9000 Frame 106
Platform 9000 Frame 121
12 Wing Tank No. 3A S 102-126 Platform 9000 Frame 106
Platform 9000 Frame 121
13 Double Bottom Tank No 3B P 84-102 Double Bottom Deck Frame 87
Double Bottom Deck Frame 99
14 Double Bottom Tank No 3B S 84-102 Double Bottom Deck Frame 87
Double Bottom Deck Frame 99
15 Wing Tank No. 3B P 84-102 Platform 9000 Frame 85
Platform 9000 Frame 100
16 Wing Tank No. 3B S 84-102 Platform 9000 Frame 85
Platform 9000 Frame 100
17 Double Bottom Tank No 4A P 59- 84 Double Bottom Deck Frame 65
Double Bottom Deck Frame 77
18 Double Bottom Tank No 4A S 59- 84 Double Bottom Deck Frame 65
Double Bottom Deck Frame 77
19 Wing Tank No. 4A P 59- 84 Platform 9000 Frame 65
Platform 9000 Frame 78
20 Wing Tank No. 4A S 59- 84 Platform 9000 Frame 65
Platform 9000 Frame 78
21 Double Bottom Tank No 4B P 41- 59 Double Bottom Deck Frame 44
Double Bottom Deck Frame 56
22 Double Bottom Tank No 4B S 41- 59 Double Bottom Deck Frame 44
Double Bottom Deck Frame 56
23 Wing Tank No. 4B P 41- 59 Platform 9000 Frame 42
Platform 9000 Frame 53
24 Wing Tank No. 4B S 41- 59 Platform 9000 Frame 57
25 After Peak Tank 5- 14
For more detail see Plan Manhole Cover & Small Hatch Cover
Drawing No Q82,24035,052,010

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4.6 Air Ventilations


Tank Name Frames Ventilation Head Ventilation Head
no
1 Fore Peak Tank 180 for ASF 32 Frame 184 ASF 13 Frame 194
2 Double Bottom Tank No 1B 146-164 ASF 25 Frame 149 ASF 6 Frame 164
3 Wing Tank No. 1B P 146-164 ASF 94 Frame 162 ASF 35 Frame 147
4 Wing Tank No. 1B S 146-164 ASF 36 Frame 147 ASF 14 Frame 163
5 Double Bottom Tank No 2 P 126-146 ASF 108 Frame 129 ASF 7 Frame 145
6 Double Bottom Tank No 2 S 126-146 ASF 109 Frame 145 ASF 26 Frame 129
7 Wing Tank No. 2 P 126-146 ASF 37 Frame 130 ASF 15 Frame 144
8 Wing Tank No. 2 S 126-146 ASF 38 Frame 130 ASF 16 Frame 145
9 Double Bottom Tank No 3A P 102-126 ASF 107 Frame 104 ASF 8 Frame 127
10 Double Bottom Tank No 3A S 102-126 ASF 106 Frame 127 ASF 27 Frame 104
11 Wing Tank No. 3A P 102-126 ASF 39 Frame 106 ASF 17 Frame 124
12 Wing Tank No. 3A S 102-126 ASF 40 Frame 106 ASF 18 Frame 122
13 Double Bottom Tank No 3B P 84-102 ASF 28 Frame 86 ASF 9 Frame 101
14 Double Bottom Tank No 3B S 84-102 ASF 29 Frame 85 ASF 10 Frame 101
15 Wing Tank No. 3B P 84-102 ASF 19 Frame 100 ASF 41 Frame 87
16 Wing Tank No. 3B S 84-102 ASF 20 Frame 100 ASF 42 Frame 88
17 Double Bottom Tank No 4A P 59- 84 ASF 30 Frame 63 ASF 11 Frame 79
18 Double Bottom Tank No 4A S 59- 84 ASF 21 Frame 63 ASF 12 Frame
19 Wing Tank No. 4A P 59- 84 ASF 21 Frame 77 ASF 43 Frame 55
20 Wing Tank No. 4A S 59- 84 ASF 22 Frame 79
21 Double Bottom Tank No 4B P 41- 59 ASF 1 Frame 59
22 Double Bottom Tank No 4B S 41- 59 ASF 2 Frame 59
23 Wing Tank No. 4B P 41- 59 ASF 4 Frame 58 ASF 102 Frame 43
24 Wing Tank No. 4B S 41- 59 ASF 3 Frame 59 ASF 101 Frame 43
25 After Peak Tank 5- 14 ASF 23 Frame 6 ASF 5 Frame 12

For more details see Plan Ships air & sounding Piping
Drawing no Q82,24035A,054,024

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5 Procedures and Operation of the Ballast Water Management Systems


The designated Ballast Water Management Officer and the crew should be familiar with the
requirements of the Port Authorities with respect to ballast water and sediment management,
including information that will be needed to obtain entry clearance.

A ballast handling plan (Ballast Water Exchange Sequence) for a voyage with ballast water is
to be prepared in advance, whereby a step by step procedure for the exchange of ballast water
tanks is to be worked out. The Ballast Water Exchange Sequence should be based on the
specific loading condition for which it is intended for.

This pre-planning is necessary in order to maintain safety in case compliance with ballast
water exchange or other ballast water treatment or control options is required.

All Safety Considerations (Chap. 6) and Limitations (Chap. 7) should be taken into account
when preparing the Ballast Water Exchange Sequence.

In general exchange of ballast water should be carried out in a deep sea condition. It is
recommended to perform ballast water exchange at least 200 nm from the nearest land and in
waters at least 200 m in depth, if this is not possible at least 50 nm from the nearest land and
in water at least 200 m in depth or in areas designated by Port State.

If ballast water exchange is not undertaken for any reasons e.g. if the master reasonably
decides that such exchange would threaten the safety or stability of the ship, its crew, or its
passengers because of adverse weather, ship design or stress, equipment failure, or any other
extraordinary condition, then details of the reasons ballast water exchange was not undertaken
are to be recorded in the Ballast Water Record Book. Such a statement will assist the master
when responding to enquiries from a Quarantine Officer.

5.1 Operation and Planning of Ballast Water Management


The necessity of ballast water exchange depends on several environmental conditions such as
location of ballast water intake / outtake, biological conditions etc. However, the definite need
to perform ballast water exchange depends on national regulations of the responsible Port
Authority in the arriving port; it is therefore recommended contacting them in due time.

Commonly only tanks which shall be discharged in the next port are subject to Ballast Water
Management, i.e. only these tanks need to be exchanged with new water in a deep sea
condition.

The pre-planning of ballast water exchange should include the following:


Establishing which tanks are subject to Ballast Water management
Establishing which exchange method is to be taken
Calculation of each intermediate stage with the loading instrument on board (e.g. for
sequential method)
Calculation of the estimated time span
Establishing in which areas ballast water exchange is possible
Because of the possibility that partial exchange may encourage re-growth of
organisms, ballast water exchange should only be commenced in any tank if there is
sufficient time to complete the exchange for that tank

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Consideration of limitations contained in this Ballast Water Management Plan


If a tank couple will be operated simultaneously with both BW pumps running, the
tank levels have to be controlled continuously and if necessary one line has to be
reduced. In any case it has to be ensured that a single tank is filled or discharged by
only one pump to avoid unacceptable high pressure.

5.2 Additional Measures and Designated Areas


When the vessel is trading in areas where additional measures (e.g. based on national
legislation) apply or when designated areas are identified where ballast water exchange should
be carried out, this should be taken into account in the ships voyage planning. Actions taken to
comply with any additional measures should be recorded in the Ballast Water Record Booklet.

5.3 Precautionary Practices


Care should be taken to avoid unnecessary discharge of ballast water has been taken up in
another port. It is noted that managed ballast water which is mixed with unmanaged ballast
water is no longer in compliance with respective requirement.

When loading ballast water, efforts should be made to avoid the uptake of potentially harmful
aquatic organisms, pathogens and sediment that may contain such organisms. The uptake of
ballast water should be minimized or, where practicable, avoided in areas and situation such
as.
In areas identified by the Port State in connection with advice provided by ports
In darkness when organisms may rise up in the water column
In very shallow water
Where propellers may stir up sediment
Where dredging is or recently has been carried out

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5.4 Methods of Ballast Water Exchange


For this vessel only the Sequential Method of Ballast Water Exchange may be used as
described in the following table and paragraphs.

The Flow-Through Method and the Dilution Method, which are also described below, are to
be understood as additional information only but not applicable to this vessel!

Tank Name Sequential Flow dilution remarks


no through
1 Fore Peak Tank yes * n.a. n.a. In case the
2 Double Bottom Tank No 1B yes * n.a. n.a. sequential method
3 Wing Tank No. 1B P yes * n.a. n.a. shall be applied
4 Wing Tank No. 1B S yes * n.a. n.a. for any tank a
5 Double Bottom Tank No 2 P yes * n.a. n.a. detailed pre-
6 Double Bottom Tank No 2 S yes * n.a. n.a. planning is
7 Wing Tank No. 2 P yes * n.a. n.a. necessary by
8 Wing Tank No. 2 S yes * n.a. n.a. means of the
9 Double Bottom Tank No 3A P yes * n.a. n.a. Loading
10 Double Bottom Tank No 3A S yes * n.a. n.a. Computer
11 Wing Tank No. 3A P yes * n.a. n.a. considering all
12 Wing Tank No. 3A S yes * n.a. n.a. relevant criteria
(e.g. stability
13 Double Bottom Tank No 3B P yes * n.a. n.a.
limiting curve,
14 Double Bottom Tank No 3B S yes * n.a. n.a.
permissible
15 Wing Tank No. 3B P yes * n.a. n.a.
bending moments
16 Wing Tank No. 3B S yes * n.a. n.a. and shear forces
17 Double Bottom Tank No 4A P yes * n.a. n.a. and torsional
18 Double Bottom Tank No 4A S yes * n.a. n.a. moments if
19 Wing Tank No. 4A P yes * n.a. n.a. applicable,
20 Wing Tank No. 4A S yes * n.a. n.a. visibility, draft
21 Double Bottom Tank No 4B P yes * n.a. n.a. restrictions)
22 Double Bottom Tank No 4B S yes * n.a. n.a.
23 Wing Tank No. 4B P yes * n.a. n.a.
24 Wing Tank No. 4B S yes * n.a. n.a.
25 After Peak Tank yes * n.a. n.a.
Yes method is applicable for that tank
Yes* method is applicable for that tank, special remarks / considerations are to be observed
n.a. method is not applicable for that tank
(1) Heeling Tanks normally not considered for ballast water exchange

5.4.1 Sequential Method

A process by which a ballast tank is first emptied and then refilled with replacement ballast
water to achieve at least 95% volumetric exchange. For this method each ballast tank should
be discharged until suction is lost and stripping pumps or ejectors should be used if possible.
Thus the process requires the removal of very large weights from the ship in a dynamic
situation, and then their replacement.

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By using this method the original loading condition is changed which has a major influence on
the stability behaviour, structural strength, visibility and manoeuvrability. In this regard all
Safety Considerations (Chap.6) and Limitations (Chap.7) are to be observed.

A step by step procedure has to be applied, listing the order of processed tanks. For each
exchange step the intermediate loading condition during sequential exchange is to be pre-
calculated.

Remark for asymmetrical exchange procedures:

Special attention should be paid to considerable heeling moments resulting from exchange of
tanks with different volumes or one-sided sequential ballast water exchange. This heel can be
reduced by simultaneous measures like ballast water exchange of an opposite tank or by
counter-filling of another empty tank. In general a heeling angle of 2.0 degree shall not be
exceeded. Thus, the availability of a pair of empty spare tanks could be helpful to successfully
conduct ballast water exchange. This circumstance should be taking into account during the
planning of the ballast water distribution.

5.4.2 Flow-through Method (not applicable to this vessel)

A process by which replacement ballast water is pumped into a ballast tank, allowing water to
flow through overflow or other arrangements.

It is recommended by IMO Res.A.868(20) and established by most Port State Authorities that
at least three times of the thank volume should be pumped through the tank. With it, normally
an exchange of 95% of the ballast water may be achieved.

A step by step procedure has to be applied, listing the order of processed tanks. For each step
the tank, its volume, used pumps and the time for three exchanges is stated.

A direct overflow via the airpipe head is not permitted as the long term load would lead to a
failure of this component (respectively of the tank boundaries) and thus jeopardize the
watertight integrity of the vessel. In any case, after each ballast water exchange a thorough
check of each airpipe head and the bypass for the functionality should be carried out.

For this vessel the flushing of tanks by this method cannot be carried out because bypasses at
the airpipe heads which has been arranged for the purpose of ballast water flow-through do not
exist.
After completion of ballast water exchange for a tank / tankpair, it is to be verified that every
bypass at the airpipes is properly closed and secured.

Note:
When the flow-through method is applied, suitable overflow points for each tank need to be
arranged on the vessel (e.g. bypass at the airpipe, overflow hatch, overflow piping system)
For this method additional pressure on the steel structure of the tank boundaries can occur
(pressure loss calculation). It is to be proved that the steel structure is sufficient to cover that
additional tank pressure!

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5.4.3 Dilution Method (not applicable to this vessel)

The dilution method is a process by which replacement ballast water is filled through the top
or side of the ballast tank with simultaneous discharge from the bottom or opposite side at the
same flow rate and maintaining constant level in the tanks throughout the ballast exchange
operation. At least three times the tank volume is to be pumped through the tank.
Commonly two ballast pumps are used simultaneously, whereby one is acting as filling pump
and the other as suction pump. As it is essential to keep the filling level in the tanks constant,
an exact control of the pumped volume of both pumps is to be ensured.

5.5 Retention on Board


Commonly only tanks which shall be discharged in the next port are subject to Ballast Water
Management. With a detailed pre-planning and the knowledge of the intended change of cargo
in the on-coming port, it is possible to identify tanks which contents will not change.
Moreover, if the ballast system of the ship allows to do so, tanks can be identified which
contents can be shifted from one tank to another without discharging the water into the
harbour. Commonly such tanks do not need to be exchanged with new water in a deep sea
condition (subject to the final decision of the responsible Port Authority in the arriving port).
This may include also other tanks like heeling tanks or tanks filled with fresh water.

5.6 Treatment methods (not applicable to this vessel)


Alternative methods taking into account a treatment of ballast water, such as filtration, heat,
exposure to ultraviolet light, de-oxidation or chemical treatment etc. are not applicable to this
vessel.

5.7 Sediment Management


All practical steps should be taken during ballast uptake to avoid sediment accumulation,
however, it is recognized that sediment will be taken on board and will settle on tank surfaces.
The volume of sediment in a ballast tank should be monitored on a regular basis.

Sediment in ballast tanks should be removed in a timely basis and as found necessary. The
frequency and timing of removal will depend on factors, such as sediment build up, ships
trading pattern, availability of reception facilities, work load of the ships personnel and safety
considerations.

Removal of sediment from ballast tanks should preferably be undertaken under controlled
conditions in port, at a repair facility or in dry dock. The removed sediment should preferably
be disposed of in a sediment reception facility if available, reasonable and practicable.

When a tank is entered for sediment removal appropriate safety considerations are to be
observed. These safety considerations have to be described detailed the Safety Management
System (SMS) of the vessel and a form Enclosed Space Entry has to be completed and
signed by all participants.

When sediment has accumulated, consideration should be given to flushing tank bottoms and
other surfaces when in suitable areas, i.e. outside 200 nm from the nearest land and in waters

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at least 200 m in depth, if this is not possible at least 50 nm from the nearest land and in
waters at least 200 m in depth.

6 Safety Considerations
Unless applied carefully some of the measurements being urged for Ballast Water
Management can affect the ships safety, either by creating forces within the hull that could
exceed design parameters (longitudinal strength, bottom slamming, sloshing, overpressure), or
by compromising the stability of the vessel (free surface effects, loss of mass). This possible
conflict with safety is to be considered during the decision making process to carry out ballast
water exchange.

6.1 Conditions in which Ballast Water Exchange at Sea is not to be undertaken


The exchange of ballast water should only be conducted under consideration of all safety
margins. Conditions which would make a ballast water exchange at sea unsafe should be
identified.

In terms of safe passage ballast water exchange should not be undertaken in situations such as:
When weather conditions do not allow a safe procedure. Considerations about the
weather situation shall include wind and sea state furthermore speed and direction as
well as icing conditions.
During periods of equipment failure or defects
Any other circumstances in which human life or safety of the ship is threatened

The decision whether ballast water exchange should be conducted or not rests in the
responsibility of the ships master.
After each step, decision of proceeding to next step should be made by taking into account the
ships position, weather forecast, machinery performance and degree of crew fatigue. If any of
the factors are considered unfavourable the ballast exchange should be suspended or halted.

In order to make the correct decision which exchange method is to be chosen all intermediate
steps of exchange should be pre-calculated and monitored with the Loading Computer on
board of the vessel.

Depending on the chosen method of ballast water exchange the following safety margins are
to be considered.

6.2 Safety Considerations for the Sequential Method


When choosing the sequential method by emptying and then re-filling a tank the vessels
loading condition is changed which has a major influence on the stability behaviour, structural
strength, visibility and manoeuvrability.

It is strictly recommended that every intermediate step of the exchange procedure shall be pre-
calculated and monitored by means of the installed Loading Computer. A blank form for a
Ballast Water Exchange Sequence is included in the Annex 3.

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In all situations the stability limitations (GM / KG limit curve) and the allowable
strength values (BMperm, SFperm [and TMperm if applicable]) are to be observed and
complied with.

In intermediate stages the effect of free surfaces for the respective tank is to be considered in
the stability calculation for the most onerous transitory stage.

With respect to bottom slamming it is to be observed that during ballast operations the
forward draft is not less than the required minimum forward draft.

It is important to avoid excessive under-pressure in a tank due to emptying, respectively


excessive overpressure when filling.

In order to safeguard the manoeuvrability of the vessel a sufficient propeller and rudder
immersion is to be ensured (required draft at aft perpendicular). Respective operational
restrictions as stipulated by the shipyards or designer are to be observed.

Attention should be paid to a sufficient visibility and line of sight from the bridge.

Considerations regarding tank sloshing in partially filled tanks need to be taken into account.

For the calculation of the needed time span it is to be observed that both steps of the procedure
(emptying and refilling) are considered.

In case an unsymmetrical exchange of ballast tanks will be performed, heeling angles can
occur. Such heeling angles must not exceed 2.0 degree. Furthermore the hull structure is
subject to torsional moments which should be pre-calculated and monitored with the Loading
Computer.

It lies in the responsibility of the master to carry out Ballast Water Exchange in admissible
weather conditions only.

In order to prevent damage of the tank structure caused by overpressure acting during the
ballasting process, the tanks are to be filled up to tank top level only, i.e. overflow through the
overflow pipes is to be avoided! Nevertheless precautions have to be taken when personnel are
required to work on deck at night, in heavy weather of in freezing conditions where injury
risks could occur due to slippery wet surface of the deck plate when water is overflowing
through the vent heads by mistake.

Only one or two tanks are allowed to be served at the same time. This limitation is required in
order to prevent high flow velocities (>3m/s) and thus the wearing out and possible damage of
equipment.

Thanks which cannot be changed (full/partial exchange) in ballasting sequences, due to


reasons of structural stability or stress, and which exchange would jeopardize the ships and
crews safety at sea must be discharged/exchanged at port or transferred on board.
The discharge or unchanged ballast water in port is not permitted, unless the ship is equipped
with a treatment facility or it is available at the port.
In case of portside discharge/deballasting of unchanged tank the port authorities must be
informed prior arrival by using the Ballast Water Reporting Form.

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7 Limitations
7.1 Stability Limitations (GM / KG limit Curve)

For stability Limitations refer to the GL approved Stability & Trim booklet which is
available on board.

7.2 Permissible Still Water Shear Forces and Bending Moments and Torsional
Moments
For Permissible Still Water Shear Forces, Bending Moments and Torsional Moments refer to
the approved Stability & Trim booklet, which is available on board.

7.3 Forward Draft / Bottom Slamming


For the minimum forward draft at the marks in order to avoid bottom slamming in rough sea
states refer to the GL approved Stability & Trim booklet which is available on board.

7.4 Aft draft / Propeller Immersion


For the minimum aft draft in order to safeguard the manoeuvrability of the vessel by a full
propeller and rudder immersion refer to the GL approved Stability & Trim booklet which is
available on board.

7.5 Visibility
As an indication of bridge visibility, the view of the sea surface forward of the bow from the
conning position is to be not obscured by more than two ship lengths or 500 m, whichever is
less.

The visibility from conning position for this vessel should not be obscured by more than:

ls 278,22 m (2xLoa)

8 Ballast Water Reporting Form and Handling Log


When taking on or discharging ballast water the dates, geographical locations, ships tanks and
cargo holds, ballast water temperature and salinity as well as the amount of ballast water
loaded or discharged is to be recorded. A suitable format is shown in the Annex 1 and 2. The
record should be made available to the Port State Authority.

Where a Port State Authority requires that specific ballast water procedures to be undertaken,
and due to weather, sea conditions or operational impracticability such action cannot be taken,
the amster should report this fact to the Port State Authority as soon as possible and, where
appropriate, prior to entering seas under its jurisdiction.

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In Annex 1 and 2 the forms Ballast Water Reporting Form as well as Record of Loading
and Discharging Ballast and Narrative Pages for recording unusual Events are attached
which may serve as a general guidance.

9 Port State Control Requirements


This Plan contains some specific National Port State requirements as additional Annexes. As a
general guideline the IMO Res.A 868(20) and the attached forms can be used. However, it is
to be noted that several Authorities have distinct requirements e.g. standardised forms. It lies
in the responsibility of the designated Ballast Water Management Officer to obtain sufficient
information of the requirements of the Port Authorities of the next visiting port.

In general the use of the attached forms does not release from the use of official forms issued
by relevant Port Authorities.

10 Biofouling Management
In the adoption of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships
Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), Member States of the International
Maritime Organization (IMO) made a clear commitment to minimize the transfer of invasive
aquatic species by shipping. Studies have shown that biofouling can also be a significant
vector for the transfer of invasive aquatic species. Biofouling on ships entering the waters of
States may result in the establishment of invasive aquatic species which may pose threats to
human, animal and plant life, economic and cultural activities and the aquatic environment.

To comply with all national and international legislation regarding biofouling Management
use the Companys Ship specific Biofouling Management Plan.

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ANNEX 1: Ballast Water Reporting Form


Format for Ballast water reporting form
Guidelines for completing the ballast water reporting form

This form is an example developed in IMO, to serve as a guide for use when reporting to a
national authority that requests information in advance. To avoid misunderstandings, guidance
for completing follows on the next page. It should be noted that question 3 total number of
tanks on board refers only to the total number of segregated ballast tanks. Care should be
taken before using this general form, that the country being approached does not have its own
form for use when reporting.

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Ballast Water Reporting Form


(To be provided to the Port State Authority upon request)
1.Ship Information 2. Ballast Water
Name: Type: IMO Number: Specify Units: M
Owner: GT: Call sign: Total Ballast Water on board:
Flag: Arrival Date: Agent:
Last Port and Country: Arrival Port: Total ballast water capacity:
Next Port and Country:
3. Ballast Water Tanks Ballast Water Management Plan on board? Yes /no Has this been implemented? yes /no
Total no of tanks on board: No.of tanks in ballast: If none in ballast go to no. 5
No. of tanks exchanged: No.of tanks not exchanged:
4. Ballast Water Histroy: Record all tanks that will be deballasted in port state of arrival; if none go to no. 5
Tanks/Holds BW Exchange
(list multiple BW Source BW Discharge
circle one: Empty / refill or flowthrough
sources/ Date Port or Volume Temp Date Endpoint Volume % Sea Hight Date Port or Volume Salinity
tanks DDMMYY DDMMYY DDMMYY
separately)
Lat/Long m C Lat/Long m Exchange (m) Lat/Long m

If exchanges were not conducted, state other control action(s) taken:


If none, state reason why not:
5. Declaration and SIGNATURE
IMO Ballast Water Guidelines on board (Res.A.868(20))? Yes / no
Responsible Officers name and title (printed) and Signature

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GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETING THE BALLAST WATER REPORTING


FORM
SECTION 1. SHIP INFORMATION
Ships Name: Print name of the ship
Owner: The registered owners or operators of the ship
Flag: Country of the Port of Registry
Last Port and Country: Last port and country at which the ship called before arrival
in the current port no abbreviations, please
Next Port and Country: Next port and country at which the ship will call upon
departure from the current port no abbreviations, please
Type: List specific ship type, write out or use the following
abbreviations:
Bulk(bc); roro(rr); container (cs); tanker(ts); passenger(pa);
oil/bulk ore (ob); general cargo (gc). Write out any additional
ship types
GT: Gross tonnage
Arrival Date: Arrival date at current port. Please use the European date
format (DDMMYY)
IMO number: Identification Number of the ship used by the International
Maritime Organization
Call Sign: Official Call Sign
Agent: Agent used for this voyage
Arrival port: This is the current port. No abbreviations, please

SECTION 2: BALLAST WATER


(Note: Segregated ballast water = clean, non-oily ballast)
Total ballast water on board: Total segregated ballast water upon arrival at current port
with units
Total ballast water capacity: Total volume of all ballastable tanks or holds with units

SECTION 3: BALLAST WATER TANKS


Count all tanks and holds separately (e.g. port and starboard tanks should be counted
separately)
Total No of tanks on board: Count all tanks and holds that can carry segregated ballast
water
Ballast Water Management Do you have a ballast water management plan, specific to
Plan on board?: your ship, on board? Circle Yes or No.
Management Plan Do you follow the above plan? Circle Yes or No
Implemented?:
No. of tanks in ballast: Number of segregated ballast water tanks and holds with
ballast at the start of the voyage to the current port. If you
have no ballast water on board, go to section 5
No. of tanks exchanged: This refers only to tanks and holds with ballast at the start of
the voyage to the current port
No. of tanks not exchanged: This refers only to tanks and holds with ballast at the start of
the voyage to the current port

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SECTION 4: BALLAST WATER HISTORY


BW Source Please list all tanks and holds that you have discharged or plan to
discharge in this port. Carefully write out, or use codes listed below
the table. Follow each tank across the page, listing all source(s),
exchange events, and/or discharge events separately. If the ballast
water history is identical (i.e. the same source, exchange and
discharge dates and locations), sets of tanks can be combined
(example: wing tank 1 with wing tank 2, both water from Belgium,
exchanged 02.11.97, mid ocean). Please use additional page if you
need, being careful to include the arrival date, ships name and IMO
number at the top.
Date: Date of ballast water uptake. Use European format (DDMMYY)
Port or Lat / Long: Location of ballast water uptake
Volume: Volume of ballast water uptake, with units
Temperature: Water temperature at time of ballast water uptake, in degrees
centigrade (Celcius)
BW Exchange
Indicate Exchange
Method: Circle empty/refill or flow through
Date: Date of ballast water exchange. Use European format (DDMMYY)
Endpoint or Lat/Long: Location of ballast water exchange. If it occurred over an extended
distance, list the end point latitude and longitude
Volume: Volume of ballast water exchanged, with units
Percentage exchanged: Percentage of ballast water exchanged. Calculate this by dividing the
number of units of water exchanged by the original volume of ballast
water in the tank. If necessary, estimate this based on pump rate.
(Note: For effective flow-through exchange this value should be at
least 300%)
Sea Height (m): Record the sea height in metres at the time of the ballast exchange
(Note: this si the combined height of the wind seas and swell,
measured from crest to trough. It does not refer to the depth)
BW Discharge
Date: Date of ballast water discharge. Use European format (DDMMYY)
Port or Lat/Long: Location of ballast water discharge, no abbreviations for ports
Volume: Volume of ballast water discharged, with units
Salinity: Record salinity of ballast water at the time of discharge, with units,
(i.e. specific gravity (sg) or parts per thousand (ppt))
If exchanges were not If exchanges were not made on all tanks and holds to be
Conducted, state other discharged, what other actions were taken? E.g. transfer
control actions taken: of water to a landbased holding facility, or other approved treatment.
If none, state reason why: List specific reasons why ballast exchange was not done. This
applies to all tanks and holds being discharged.

SECTION 5: DECLARATION AND SIGNATURE


IMO Ballast Water Guidelines Do you have IMO Resolution A.868(20) on board? Circle
On board?: Yes or No
Responsible Officers name e.g. the First Mate, Captain, or Chief Engineer must print his
And title (printed) and and title and sign the form
Signature:

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ANNEX 2: Ballast Water Handling Log

Format for ballast handling Log:


Record of loading and discharging ballast
Narrative pages for recording unusual events

These two forms have been created as a guide for recording the sort of information often
requested by quarantine officers who wish to learn about the source of the ballast water on
board.

Even if a ship is not currently trading in an area where ballast water information is required to
be reported, it may later prove worthwhile to have a history of what water has been carried.

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BALLAST WATER HANDLING LOG


Record of ballast water management on board

Ship: Port of Registry: IMO Number:

Tank Date Initial Content Final Content Geographic Location Pumps used or Duration of Salinity Signature of Rank
Location (tonnes) (tonnes) (port or Lat &Long) gravity Operation Officer in
Charge

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BALLAST WATER HANDLING LOG


Narrative record of events related to ballast water management on board

Ship: Port of Registry: IMO Number:

Record here events which are relevant to ballast management, and which will be of interest to quarantine officers, such as sediment removal during drydock, or tank flushing at
sea. Each entry should be completed with signature and rank of the officer making the entry.

Date Activity Comments Signature

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ANNEX 3: Ballast Water Exchange Sequence

The Ballast Water Exchange Sequence to be filled in for proper planning of exchange Ballast
Water as well as for evidence that all Stability Requirements had been met during the Ballast
Water Exchange

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HFO/DO, Stability
Ballast Water Tanks Displ. draft trim heel GM BM SF TM Prop Vis Time remark
LO,FW criteria
Mass of displace Check for Bending Shear Torsional Propeller Bridge Estimated
AP WT4B WT4A WT3B WT3A WT2 WT1B consumables ment Aft Fwd compliance moment force moment immersion visibility time
P S P S P S P S P S P S [t] [t] [m] [m] [m] [deg] Yes / no [m] [%] [%] [%] [%] [m] [h]
Initial Condition:

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Step 5:

HFO/DO, Stability
Ballast Water Tanks Displ. draft trim heel GM BM SF TM Prop Vis Time remark
LO,FW criteria
Mass of displace Check for Bending Shear Torsional Propeller Bridge Estimated
FP DB4B DB4A DB3B DB3A DB2 DB1B consumables ment Aft Fwd compliance moment force moment immersion visibility time
P S P S P S P S P S [t] [t] [m] [m] [m] [deg] Yes / no [m] [%] [%] [%] [%] [m] [h]
Initial Condition:

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Step 5:

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GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETING BALLAST WATER EXCHANGE


SEQUENCE

Columns for Ballast Water Tanks to be completed with following marks:


F Full
E Empty
C Changed
S Slack
CS changed + slack
No filling

Column for remarks:


With remarks it shall be indicated whether any limitation is critical to fulfil, or whether special
operational procedures are to be observed such as

Ballast Water Exchange should be carried out in favourable weather conditions only
The forward draft is less than the recommended values (danger of bottom slamming)
Propeller (and rudder) immersion is less than recommended values (restricted
manoeuvrability)
The bridge visibility is restricted
It is recommended that only 1 pump shall be used (instead of 2 pumps)
The exchange procedure is asymmetrical therefore heeling angles and torsional moments
are to be observed
Due to the size of BW tanks a very long time for exchange is necessary which should be
considered in the pre-planning
Due to the design of the BW tanks very large free surface moments can occur, which need
special consideration in the pre-planning

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ANNEX 4: NATIONAL PORT STATE REQUIREMENTS

In the following annexes additional information to be found about Ballast Water Management
Regulations of Port States.
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ANNEX 5: IMO Assembly Resolution A. 868 (20)


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ANNEX 6: IMP MEPC Res. 124(53) Guidelines for Ballast Water Exchange
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ANNEX 7: IMO MEPC Res. 127(53) Guidelines for Ballast Water


Management