As reported some years ago under the heading "Ukraine Ballast Water Problems in Ports" this still seems to be a problematic issue as BIMCO has received an update from the the Japan Ship Owners' Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association.
The USCG recently published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-18, “Ballast Water Management For Control Of Non-Indigenous Species In Waters Of The United States.” Further to the NVIC 01-18 have the USCG published guidance on the NVIC 01-18 regarding requests for compliance extensions.
This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping. BIMCO highlights only the relevant developments that would impact members. The full CSA February report is also provided.
USCG has recently issued Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-18 Ballast Water Management for Control of Non-Indigenous Species in Waters of the United States.
With effect from 1 March 2018, MARPOL Annex V and the related guidelines were amended to effect changes relating to substances that are harmful to the marine environment and form of garbage record book.