Parties to the Ballast Water Convention increase – May 10, 2010

The Netherlands has deposited its instrument of ratification with IMO on 10 May, bringing the total number of Parties to the Convention to 25, and the gross tonnage to 24.28%.

The Convention will enter into force 12 months after 30 States, representing 35% of the GT of the world's merchant shipping, have ratified it.