Ballast Water Management Convention & BWMS Code IA621E
by International Maritime Organization
The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships? Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), is concerned with preventing, minimizing and ultimately eliminating the risks to the environment, human health, property and resources arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens, through the control and management of ships? ballast water and sediments.