SIEM – steps taken and implemented
Installation of the Ballast Water Treatment Systems on board of all SIEM ships.
Ballast water is routinely taken on by ships for stability and structural integrity. The problem is that it can contain thousands of aquatic microbes, algae and animals, which are then carried across the world’s oceans and released into ecosystems where they are not native, causing damage to biodiversity.
Under the terms of the convention, all ships in international trade are now required to manage their ballast water so that aquatic organisms and pathogens are removed or rendered harmless before the ballast water is released into a new location.
SIEM Ship Management successfully installed Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) on board its ships and at the same time fulfilled its obligations under the IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, which was adopted back in 2004.