FREQUENT PSC DEFICIENCIES RELATED TO BWM CONVENTION
The following PSC deficiencies, related to BWM Convention, were found as more frequent in recent PSC inspections and raised as 'Rectify before departure':
Improper entries in the Ballast Water Record Book.
Inconsistencies between the International Ballast Water Management (IBWM) Certificate and the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Plan about the applicable method used.
Ships operate Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) onboard, even with a IBWM Certificate in which only Regulation D-1 applies.