Ship Sanitation: Ballast Water Mobile App
Studies carried out in several countries have demonstrated that many species of bacteria, plants and animals are able to survive as “stowaways” in the ballast water and sediments carried by ships, even over long ocean voyages.
How does it work?
Discharge of the ballast water and sediments in port waters can result in the establishment of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogenic agents that may pose a threat to human life, the environment and ecosystem balance.
Use the Ship Sanitation: Ballast Water app for document review. The app reviews the following: Constructional drawings of ballast-water reporting system. IMO’s ballast water reporting form. International safety management manual. Maintenance instructions for ballast-water treatment plant.