ClassNK advises existing Ships to install Ballast Water Management Systems early

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ClassNK has been analyzing the retrofitting status of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on its registered ships periodically since 2018. The status has been updated based on the latest data and the Society has confirmed that installation deadlines based on the BWMS Convention for many of its registered ships are still concentrated in the year 2022.

As of the end of November 2020, 7,220 of the 9,159 ships registered with ClassNK are obligated to install BWMS in accordance with the BWM Convention.

Among these, 3,982 ships have completed the installation, leaving 3,238 ships that still require attention. Although the number of ships without BWMS has decreased by 1,280 since August 2019, the installation deadline for these ships remains largely concentrated in 2022.

Sea News, January 5

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Associate Editor, Sea News