Kadmar Circular No. 56/2019
Kadmar Circular No. 56/2019
kadmar Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Damietta Port Guidelines Regarding Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM)

Please find attached letter received from Damietta port authority regarding The Ballast water Management Convention

For your easy ref. pls find below our free translation.

Damietta Port Authority
Central Marine Services
General Dept. For Dredging & Marine Signs

To: Shipping Agencies,

Good day

General Instructions regarding The International Convention for Ballast Water Management

- According to general requirements of the terms of agreement, pls note that the following should be considered when dealing with ships that require ballast water discharge inside the ports:

1) No ballast water to be discharged inside the port.
2) Every vessel should keep records for managing ballast water that can be presented on demand
3) Ballast water to be discharged from the balance tanks at a distance of at least 50 nautical miles and a depth of 200 meters from the shore
4) If necessary, balance tanks are discharged according to the following rules:
a) Review of the ballast water management records of the ship by the private maritime authorities "Port State Control"
b) A sample of balance tanks "Ballast" is collected and analyzed to ensure that ballast balance tanks are filled from the same marine environment and to ensure that they do not contain invasive organisms.
c) After making sure that the ballast water tanks do not contain invasive marine organisms, radioactive materials or oils, water is discharged by marine barges or trucks from land and disposed of.
d) If a ballast water treatment unit is established and the ballast water unit is discharged efficiently, ballast water management records are checked on the ship and the vessel is allowed to discharges ballast water from 50 nautical miles from shore.

- N.B:
In case of a malfunction and the need to discharge the ballast water and this damage does not prevent the movement of the vessel, it can be allowed to sail a distance of 50 nautical miles to discharge and return to carry out the necessary repairs

Please be guided accy.

Head of Central dept. For Marine Services
Admiral / Ahmed Fouad Amer

Head of Central traffic dept.

Capt. / Essam El Din Ahmed Hasaneen


Best Regards,
Kadmar Shipping Co.

Damietta Port Authority Letter