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Regional seminar of the International Maritime Organization
The Ukrainian delegation, consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, SE "Administration of Seaports of Ukraine", SE Classification Society "The Shipping Register of Ukraine "and SE " Marine Search and Rescue Service ", took part in the regional seminar of the International Maritime Organization, which was devoted to the International Convention on the Control of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments and their Management in 2004 (BMW 2004). Thе seminar took place from 03-05 July 2018 in Batumi, Georgia.

During the seminar, representatives of the delegation heard reports of lecturers about the main tasks of the BMW 2004, in particular, provisions for preventing, minimizing and, ultimately, eliminating the dangers for the environment, health of people, properties etc. arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogenic microorganisms and took an active part in discussion. The delegation was acquainted with the water ballast management process and experience of other countries regarding the ways of implementation and fulfillment of requirements of BMW 2004.

As a result of the seminar, the delegation raised the level of understanding of the reasons and arguments of the International Maritime Organization in formulating standards and implementing requirements of BMW 2004. Also, the delegation was familiarized with ways for protection of the marine environment by the member states of the International Maritime Organization.



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