Ballast Water Management Convention brought into Force

Transport Malta, the competent authority in Malta to regulate shipping and ports, has issued a Merchant Shipping Notice, addressed to owners, operators, masters, of ships, owners’ representatives and recognised organisations, concerning the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention. ┬áThis was transposed through regulations issued in 2017 The Convention, as well as the implementing regulations in Malta, came into force on the 8th September 2017. As from this date, all Maltese ships engaged under international voyages to which the Convention … Continued