After 15 June 2022, any ship entering, or with trade routes that have the intention to enter Australia, must have a Biofouling Management Plan and Record Book on hand. The documents require information about biofouling management and voyage history of the vessel over the past 12 months prior to entering Australian territory.
According to the Biosecurity Amendment Regulations 2021 the amended Regulations will require:
- Details of any inspections of the vessel for biofouling, cleaning of biofouling or treatment for biofouling undertaken before the vessel’s arrival in Australian territory;
- Details of any inspections of the vessel for biofouling, cleaning of biofouling or treatment for biofouling intended while the vessel is in Australian territory;
- Practices included in any plan of biofouling management for the vessel that is currently in use; and,
- Details of the voyage history of the vessel in the past 12 months.
For more information or to make sure that you have a compliant Biofouling Management Plan and Record Book that is unique to your fleet of vessels and their operation contact Choice Ballast Solution’s Senior Compliance Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org