Date Venue Fee
23 Sep - 27 Sep 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
16 Dec - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
16 Jun - 20 Jun 2025 Dubai – UAE $ 4,950 Register Now
About the Course

Ballast Water Management Convention is for the control and management of ships discharging and treatment of the ballast water and mainly to assist the personnel working in the shipping industry to understand the rule of the IMO towards the implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments; In addition, it is necessary to know how the convention was implemented and the history of its entry into force. It identifies different types of vessels where the convention should be applied and exempts other vessels. The Ballast Water Management Convention training course will guide the delegates on how the implementation could be achieved with an advisory track using fourteen IMO guidelines covering many related subjects either in ports, approval parties or onboard ships.

As a result, Port state Control requirements were clarified in addition to applying a workshop to explain how the port state should inspect the Ballast Water Management System in relation to the required documentation, physical inspections, sampling procedures and training requirements for inspection in ports and training the users in the shore reception facilities.

A brief explanation of the Ballast water management Code will be covered with the methods of implementation, which comprises the technical specification for the ballast water treatment system and the general principles for operation and monitoring.

Core Objectives

The delegates will achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of the BWM Convention
  • Awareness of the time frame and approach toward the Implementation of the convention
  • Understand to approve a Ballast Water Management System
  • Know how to implement on Board the vessel
  • Learn how to implement it in the shore reception facility
  • Understand how to inspect the vessel as a port state control
  • Identify the requirements for all interested parties for the implementation
Training Approach

This training course will utilise various proven learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes discussion and lectures using international best practices, practical applications, exercises and case studies.

The Attendees

Likewise, it will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Fleet Superintendents
  • Port State Control Officers
  • Crew Members onboard the vessels and working offshore
  • Engineers working in the onshore reception facilities
  • Recognized organizations Auditors and Inspectors
  • Seafarer wants to gain the knowledge about the Ballast Water Management System
Daily Discussion


  • Introduction to the IMO and its Structure
  • Flag State, Port State and Recognised Organisations
  • Tacit Acceptance and Explicit Acceptance
  • Introduction to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004’
  • Entry into force for the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) & Ratification List
  • Types of ships the convention should Apply
  • Ships exempted from the BWMC


  • Definitions
  • Ballast Water Management Standards
  • IMO guidelines for Sediment reception facilities, sampling and equivalent compliance
  • Development of the BWM plans
  • BW Reception Facilities and BW Exchange
  • Risk Assessment under regulation A-4 of the BWM convention


  • Introduction to Ballast Water Treatment
  • Approval of ballast systems that make use of active substances
  • Approval and oversight of prototype BW treatment technology programme
  • BW exchange design and construction standards
  • Sediment control by design on ships and emergencies
  • Documentation required for Approval of Ballast Water Management System
  • Latest Information on the Approval of BWMS (BWMS Code according to the MEPC)


  • Port State Control Requirements
  • Ballast Water Management Plan
  • Ballast Water Management LOG
  • Training Requirements and Training Needs
  • Training Requirements for the Port State Control


  • Introduction to Ballast Water Management Code
  • General, Goal & Purpose, Applicability, and Background
  • Technical Specifications
  • General Principles for Operation: Ballast Water Management Systems, Control and Monitoring Equipment
  • Type Approval Process: Approval and Certification Procedures
  • Installation requirements following type approval
  • Installation survey and commissioning procedures following type approval
  • ANNEX for BWMC (Parts 1-7)
  • Appendix: Type Approval Certificate of BWMS