New ratifications of BWM Convention

During the 29th Assembly of the International Maritime Organization, Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana presented their instruments of accession to the Ballast Water Management Convention. The case of Ghana is especially satisfactory for the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnership Programme because it is one of its 15 Lead Partnering Countries.

With the latest ratifications, there are now 47 Contracting States to the BWM Convention. The IMO has announced that it is recounting the world gross tonnage with the latest 2015 figures and will shortly update the status of the Treaty.