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Japan ratifies ballast water convention

Japan becomes the 42nd country to ratify the ballast water convention. Around three percent of the global tonnage still needs to ratify the convention in order for it to come into force.

Wärtsilä er et af flere selskaber, der har et system til ballastvand klar. | Photo: Wärtsilä

On Friday, ahead of the five-day meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), Japan decided to ratify the ballast water convention aimed at preventing shipping from transporting invasive species from one water environment to another. A topic that is expected by many to become the key theme at the meeting.

This means that 42 countries have now ratified the ballast water convention, putting the share of global tonnage at 32.02 percent, says the IMO on its website. In order for the convention to come into force, countries corresponding to 35 percent of global tonnage need to ratify the convention, while a minimum of 30 countries must support the convention.

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