UKRAINE: SEGREGATED BALLAST WATER CONTROL

May 9, 2019

At the end of April 2019, the Ukrainian authorities confirmed that segregated ballast water is now allowed to be discharged in Ukrainian ports without any restrictions, bringing Ukraine in line with MARPOL 73/78.  Previously the State Ecological Inspectors could take samples of ballast water and would sometimes seek to impose large fines on ships for alleged pollution.  Members are advised to contact local agents or correspondents if there are any requests to take samples of ballast water in Ukrainian waters.

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