07 March 2018
The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention entered into force on 8 September 2017 the below provide a brief overview and link to further guidance.
07 March 2018
The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force in June 2012 and is now close to being fully implemented so any ship calling US ports have to be in compliance with the relevant regulations and requirements. It should also be noted that a number of US individual States have implemented their own requirements beyond the USCG regulations so liaison with a local agent is recommended.
11 December 2019
BIMCO's position on "ballast water management" has been approved by the BIMCO Board of Directors.
10 October 2019
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed voluntary best management practices for ballast water discharges for ships in order to mitigate the risk of transferring Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.
15 February 2017
Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for prevention policy, recently wrote the following article for the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) focused on ballast water management beyond US type-approvals.
11 August 2017
US Coast Guard issues the fifth ballast water management system type approval certificate to Ecochlor, Inc.
25 July 2017
The International Maritime Organization's Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) enters into force 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, all ships in international trade are required to manage their ballast water and sediments in accordance with an approved ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships will also have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate.
27 July 2017
The USCG Ballast Water Management regulations entered into force back in June 2012. The USCG have recently updated their 'Frequently Asked Questions' related to Ballast Water Management issues in the US.
29 March 2017
The USCG has recently modified its policy with regards to the granting of extended compliance dates for Ballast Water management systems. Analysis and information on these changes have been kindly provided by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) as well as a USCG document on Highlights and Tips for Application - Extended Compliance Dates under USCG Ballast Water Management regulations.
31 March 2017
Tne International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) enters into force 8 September 2017!