Ballast Water

“Ballast Water” means water with its suspended matter taken on board a ship to control trim, list, draught, stability or stresses of the ship.

Source: International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004. Legislation


Ballast Water

Ballast water is water used to maintain the stability of an offshore facility. In typical practice, ballast water is segregated from ship’s bilge and should not be contaminated with oil.

Source:  Offshore Waste Treatment Guidelines, The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, and National Energy Board, Canada, December 15, 2010. Regulatory Guidance

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