United Kingdom and Guinea-Bissau have recently ratified the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention), increasing the number of contracting states to 91, which represents approximately 92.23% of the gross tonnage of the world's merchant shipping.
Accession by the Republic of Guinea-Bissau was effected by the deposit of an instrument on 12 May 2022 and UK on 26 May 2022.
The Convention will enter into force for Guinea-Bissau on 12 August 2022, in accordance with article 18(3) of the Convention, while for the United Kingdom the Convention will enter into force on 26 August 2022.
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS (AVAILABLE ONLY TO SUBSCRIBERS):
BWM.1/Circ.72 Accession by Guinea-Bissau
BWM.1/Circ.73 Accession by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS’ BALLAST WATER AND SEDIMENTS (2004 BWM CONVENTION)
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