From The Motorship. Published April 19, 2016.

Peru has become the 50th member state to ratify the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, taking the treaty even closer to ratification.

The announcement was made by the Peruvian delegation to the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee, which is meeting this week. The delegate confirmed the passing of the bill for ratification through Peru’s parliament, and subsequently announced in the country’s official gazette on March 13.