Ballast Water Record Book (MCA), 1st Edition 2017
The Ballast Water Record Book is to be used on board all vessels to record intake and discharge of ballast water.
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) will enter into force on 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, all ships in international traffic are required to manage their ballast water and sediments to a certain standard, according to a ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships will also have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate.