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Environmental Protection in Maritime Traffic


In Germany, the BSH, as the implementing agency of international maritime conventions, is helping to improve the environmental status of the marine environment . To this end, it implements, inter alia, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and the International Convention on the Control and Treatment of Ballast Water and Sediments of Ships (BWMC), including issuing type approvals for ballastwater management systems.

MARPOL Convention

Information on the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.
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Oil identification

Oil spurs in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
In the BSH laboratory, a process was developed in several years of development work, which allows the clear identification of an oil sample.
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International cooperation

The BSH also intensively involved in the ongoing discussions and negotiations at the international level. Necessary measures for more maritime safety and effective marine environmental protection can only be achieved by means of joint efforts by the community of states.
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Ballast Water Convention

Convention on the Control and Treatment of Ballast Water and Sediments of Ships.
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Reliability of Ballast Water Test Procedures (ReBaT)

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If you have any additional questions, please e-mail Sabine Reuland, or phone +49 40 3190 - 7411

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