Finally some good news from IMO. Indonesia have ratified the 2004 Ballast Water Convention at the IMO Assembly session held at the moment. There seem to be some confusion as to the significance of this. According to the information I have, the Convention stood at 32.93% (this morning after Morocco signed last night!). Indonesia adds another 1.14% – which should bring us up to 34.07% – only 0.93% from the challenge. However – the first informal information claims the Convention is ratified – and will enter into force 24-11-2016. I think not! Any one any wiser?

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