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Ballast Water Management - Beyond US Coast Guard Type Approval

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.

Ballast water management regulatory overview and considerations

03 January 2017

The IMO BWM Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017 and shipowners, crews and shore side stakeholders - sooner rather than later - should start planning and implementing the required procedures for the safe and compliant handling of ballast water.

US heading for changes to ballast water management bill

15 November 2018

The US Senate has approved changes to the VIDA Bill (formerly known as Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, CVIDA), creating a new approach for regulating ballast water discharges from vessels while recognizing special regional situations.

Canada, British Columbia, Prince Rupert BC - Ballast

27 February 2018

All vessels arriving in the harbour with ballast on board will be required to comply with the National Guidelines for Control of Ballast Water Discharge prior to arriving in Canadian waters. Vessels that are subject to long delays at anchor or that are anchored during severe weather conditions should retain full ballast on board until a confirmed loading time has been arranged.