The Marine Environment Protection Committee (hereinafter refered to as “MEPC”) approved a unified interpretation to the
Appendix I to the BWM Convention (Form of International Ballast Water Management Certificate) concerning the principal
ballast water management method(s) employed on the ship, the text of which is set out in the BWM.2/Circ.66/Rev.3 at its
seventy-eighth session (6 to 10 June 2022).
The updated consolidated text of all existing unified interpretations to the BWM Convention, including those set out in
BWM.2/Circ.66/Rev.2, is set out in the BWM.2/Circ.66/Rev.3.
All stakeholders who include shipowners, operators and surveyors should note the below specific interpretation and pay
attention to address the Form of International Ballast Water Management Certificate.