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Ballast Water Management Course 2017

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Ballast Water Management Course 2017

Ballast Water Management Course 2017

In Partnership with Indian Registry of Shipping (IR Class)

Date: Friday, 10th March 2017

Time: 9am to 6pm

Venue: Singapore Recreation Club


Ballast Water Management (BWM) Course will discuss the required criteria under the convention and useful information with respect to its full implementation before the due date.
Singapore Nautical Institute (SNI) has invited the Indian Register of Shipping (IR class) to conduct a one day course on BWM Convention on Friday, 10th March 2017 at Singapore Recreation Club (SRC) at City Hall.
Certificates of attendance will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the one day course.


Brief Introduction of Course

Ballast water is important for safe and efficient operation of vessels; however it also leads to a variety of marine organisms being transported from one environment to another. Studies have revealed that invasion of such organisms causes harmful ecological, economic and health effects in the host environment. To regulate the ballast water discharge from ships and to control the transfer of invasive species, IMO adopted The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention).

BWM Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. BWM Convention is applicable to new and existing ships that are designed to carry ballast water and are of 400 gross tonnages and above.

This course is designed to impart knowledge on the requirements of the BWM Convention so that the stakeholders are better prepared to implement and comply with the Convention. It will take the participants through the Genesis of BWM convention, various requirements, and provide the knowledge required for planning, implementation and compliance of the Convention. It would contain modules on:

  • Genesis of BWM Convention
  • Requirements of the Ballast Water Management Convention
  • Implementation schedule
  • Options for complying with ballast water management legislation
  • Various ballast water treatment technologies
  • Type Approval process of the ballast water management systems
  • Ballast Water Management Plan
  • Frequently Asked Questions


Speaker Details

Mr. Vijay Arora

Joint Managing Director - Indian Register of Shipping


A Marine Engineer working with IRS since 1990. Prior to joining IRS, he sailed with Great Eastern Shipping Company for approximately 5 years and before joining Great Eastern, he was working as Tool Design Engineer with a Tractor / Harvester combine manufacturing company, a shore based automobile industry.


While in IRS, he has worked in various survey stations and has handled multiple responsibilities while heading ship classification & certification, statutory and quality systems.


Some of his key roles/contribution in international forums include

  • Member of IACS Statutory Panel
  • Chairman of Safety Panel at IACS
  • Participation in International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    • Ship Design and Construction (SDC)
    • Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE)
    • Maritime Safety Committee (MSC)
    • Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC)
  • IACS Meetings


Presently he is the Joint Managing Director of Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass).


Who Should Attend

The course would be of interest to ship owners, operators, seafarers, superintendents, shipbuilders, designers and students of the maritime community. The course would be interactive in nature and would include aseries of presentations and discussion sessions.

Click here to download Registration Form.


IR  is a qualified Classification Society recognised by Maritime Port Authority of Singapore and all major ports around the world.