Danubius International Conferences, 11th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Control and Management of Ballast Water on Commercial Ships

Nicușor Baroiu, Paul Chebac, Georgiana-Alexandra Morosanu
Last modified: 2021-06-28


Following the industrialization and development of world economies, pollution factors which endanger the environment have increased to an alarming degree. Therefore, various measures have been proposed and taken by local, national and global authorities to limit and control pollution and ecological balance. One of these measures, taken worldwide to limit and prevent environmental disasters, was the decision proposed and approved by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at IMO (International Marine Organization) Convention in 2004 by the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. Basically, new rules have been introduced on the control and management of ballast water of commercial ships. The paper presents aspects on how to control and manage ballast water in some types of commercial ships.

Acknowledgements: “The work of the first author is supported by the project ANTREPRENORDOC, in the framework of Human Resources Development Operational Programme 2014-2020, financed from the European Social Fund under the contract number 36355/23.05.2019 HRD OP /380/6/13 – SMIS Code: 123847. The work of the second author was carried out in the framework of the research project DREAM (Dynamics of the REsources and technological Advance in harvesting Marine renewable energy), supported by the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding – UEFISCDI, grant number PN-III-P4-ID- PCE-2020-0008.”