The International Maritime Organization partnered with renowned BBC Wildvision to produce this short film, titled Invaders from the Sea, offering unique insight into an important environmental issue: the transfer of harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water.
The film takes an in-depth look at the phenomenon impacting coastlines and millions of lives around the world, as well as the measures taken by the global community to fight against these alien stowaways through ballast water treatment technology.
The award winning IMO-BBC documentary film Invaders from the Sea, which address the core of the invasive species in ships’ ballast water problem is now available from IMO’s Publications Section. This documentary won the gold award in the category of “Best United Nations Feature” at the 2007’s “Stories from the Field”, the third annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival, which took place in New York. The film was produced by IMO, the United Nations agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships, in co-operation with the BBC and the shipping industry.
For more information regarding this documentary, please see the Global Ballast Water Management Programme.
To see a clip from the film, please click here?.