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MGN 81 Ship ballast water minimize transfer of harmful organisms

IMO Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ ballast water to minimize the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens.

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MGN 81 Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ ballast water to minimize the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens

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Notice to:

  • agents
  • owners
  • operators
  • masters and Officers of Ships.

The new guidelines provide flag administrations and port state authorities with guidance on procedures which will minimize the risk of the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms via ships’ ballast water and sediments.

Published 1 August 1998