MIN 544 Control, management of ships' ballast water and sediments

The 2004 international convention.

This publication was withdrawn on

Replaced by MIN 569 with effect from 11 July 2018.



Notice to all ship owners, ship operators, fishing vessel owners, port and harbour authorities, UK recognised organisations and surveyors.


  • Information regarding the Ballast Water Management Convention and its implementation.
  • Information on the UK implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention.
  • The information contained within this MIN is up to date at the time of writing.
Published 22 June 2017