New Ballast Water Management Awareness Course

New Ballast Water Management Awareness Course

Southampton, UK – 28 September 2018 – Azimuth Nautical Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch today of its new Ballast Water Management Awareness course, which is relevant for those who need to understand the requirements, responsibilities and implications of non-compliance in relation to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water & Sediments. The BWM Convention entered into force on 8th September 2017.

This 1-day course is aimed at company managers, senior ships’ officers and Masters, Designated Persons Ashore (DPAs), superintendents, auditors, regulators and all those who inspect ships. The course can be delivered at your premises, onboard or at any other suitable location worldwide.

Compliance is not a simple “Fit and Forget” exercise – as well as technical considerations, there are a number of issues for companies to address within their Safety Management System (SMS). The ISM Code points to the need for a documented plan for implementation and the involvement of the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and other managers who will need to understand its impact, timing, resource needs, risk mitigations and training provisions. Ballast Water Management will become a favourite topic during external ISM audit verifications over the next few years.

The course programme will provide an awareness of the BWM Convention and its requirements, thereby helping you to:

  • Plan your implementation programme
  • Protect the environment, yourselves and your organisation
  • Reduce risk, cost, pollution, deficiencies, non-conformities, detentions, reputation, fines etc.
  • Understand issues related to compliance with the ISM Code
  • Be aware of Port State Control issues
  • Gain insight into current industry best practice

A 1-page summary of this training course is available for reference at: Ballast Water Management Awareness

For further information or to make a booking, please contact Azimuth Nautical Solutions at:


Tel:      +44 (0) 2380 173838