Ballast Water Pollution in Saudi Arabia PortsDownload PDF
The purpose of this research is to help the authorities concerned in the ballast water department of the KSA to assess and measure the negative effects resulting from the accidental entry of the invading microorganism into the KSA marine environment which will help to take the necessary decisions to reduce the risks and impacts resulting from the invading microorganism entering into the KSA coasts and beaches. The data this research has been collected so as to define the most contaminated ports in the KSA with the invading microorganism as a part of the ballast water management process in the KSA. The results of the present analysis indicated that, the Jeddah Islamic port at the Red Sea and the King Abdul-Aziz port in Dammam at the Arabian Gulf are the most affected ports by the entry of the invading microorganism. The ballast water treatment methods have also been clarified so as to be used in the ballast water management system and to reduce the entry of the invading microorganism into the KSA ports.
Keywords: Ballast Water Pollution etc.