[Revised] Ukraine – Development of Ballast Water Problems

10 July 2018 No.968

*Please note the correct information as per attached.


The Association has been informed by Dias Marine Consulting p.c., our correspondent in Ukraine, of the development of the problem regarding the ballast water inspections by the local ecological inspectors in Ukraine.


Please find the attached correspondent’s circular. As announced by Japan P&I News No.948 dated 8 March 2018, Ukrainian law on the segregated ballast quality control on board ships has become effective again since 2017. They explain the latest situation after its re-installation and introduce the countermeasures.


It is recommended that the Members keep in close contact with their local agents in calling Ukrainian port to check the latest status.