Awareness Courses

Ballast Water Management

Welcome to our Ballast Water Management elearning course where you will learn about what ballast water management and treatment is, how to handle ballast water effectively and responsibly, and what invasive species are and the impact they can cause. You will also learn about the purpose and requirements of the Ballast Water Management Convention, along with the purpose of various other ballast water documentation.

Learning outcomes are shown below:

Module 1
LO1 Define ballast water management and ballast water treatment
LO2 Identify the factors that affect the spread of invasive marine species, and the problems caused by these
LO3 Explain the purpose of the Ballast Water Management Convention including its structure and requirements

Module 2
LO4 Explain the purpose of a Ballast Water Management Plan
LO5 Describe the role of PSC, flag state and other inspections with regard to regarding Ballast Water Management
LO6 Explain the purpose of the Ballast Water Record Book

Module 3
LO7 Identify the different methods of Ballast Water Management
LO8 Identify the different types of Ballast Water Treatment systems
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Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever