Turkey Signs BWM Convention

Turkey Signs BWM Convention

Turkey today (October 14, 2014) ratified the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention 2004, bringing the number of Contracting States to 43 countries, representing approximately 32.54% of the global merchant shipping tonnage, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) reports.


35% of global tonnage will trigger entry into force of the Convention, which addresses the problem of invasive species being transported around the world in ships’ ballast water.

Turkey’s instrument of accession was presented by His Excellency Mr. Abdurrahman Bilgiç, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Turkey to IMO, to IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu during the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 67) session.

Press Release; October 14, 2014



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