ARGENTINA: BALLAST WATER FINES IN RIVER PLATE AREA
June 22, 2017
Local correspondents have reminded Members of the strict ballast water regulations that stipulate that all ships bound for the River Plate must change all ballast water at sea before they arrive at Argentine ports. There have been recent cases where ships have had to return to the open sea to replace the ballast water and then return to the designated port, leading to delays and additional costs. There may also be fines for non-compliance with ballast water regulations.