The Maritime Department Malaysia has announced the requirement for treatment of Ballast Water in accordance with the D-2 standard of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) by Shipping Notice (MSN) 04/2012 as inserted below:
"1. This is to inform the Maritime Community the requirement for a ship constructed in or after 1st June 2012 with a ballast water capacity of 5,000 cubic meters or more shall conduct ballast water management that at least meet the standard described in Regulation D-2.
2. Even though the implementation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments 2004 (BWM 2004) was suspended until further notice, the above requirement still applies."
The Maritime Department Malaysia has announced the following additional explanation at this time:
"Ships calling at Malaysian ports inside of its Exclusive Economic Zone after operation on the waters beyond its Exclusive Economic Zone during any part of its voyage should follow the Shipping Notice (MSN) 04/2012."
Please refer to the below Malaysia Maritime Shipping Notices for full information on the issue.