Ballast water helps to stabilize ships during transport. It’s drawn in at a ship’s origin, along with local aquatic organisms and plants, and then discharged at its destination. Consequently, this creates a risk of spreading invasive species, which can have significant ecological and economic impacts, as well as create human health risks.
To meet regulations, most ships are required to install a ballast water management system (BWMS) that removes or sterilizes organisms before ballast water is discharged and tests to verify the installation — which can be time consuming and expensive.
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