From June 2016, you will require this authorisation if you intend to act as a survey authority issuing and endorsing ballast management certificates. Ballast water is port water that is taken up by ships. It may be held in tanks on board to improve stability and maneuverability during transit. This water may contain pests.
A ballast management certificate certifies that the vessel has a ballast water management plan that has been approved.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.