Croatia ratifies BWM Convention (International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments) – Jun 29, 2010

Croatia has acceded to the BWM Convention by depositing its instruments of ratification with IMO on 29 June 2010. Croatia is a Lead Partnering Country (LPC) from the Mediterranean region participating in the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships programme.

The accession by Croatia brings the total number of parties to the Convention to 26 and with this, the BWM Convention has moved one step closer to its entry into force. It is widely expected that a number of other countries are very close to their accession to the Convention in 2010.

The GloBallast family congratulates Croatia on this important step.