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2.15.3 BALLAST WATER EXCHANGE AT SEA
Ballast water exchanges at sea may be necessary to prevent the introduction into the sea of unwanted aquatic organisms from the vessel’s ballast water and sediment discharges. Although there are no international regulations yet in force, many national regulations require
For further information on the prevention of the introduction of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) please see section 188.8.131.52.F Pollution by ballast water.
Ballast water exchange at sea may
Safety issues involved in such operations include
Any ballast water exchange must be carefully and constantly monitored and controlled, and contingency procedures should be in place to deal with any emergencies which may arise.