MOL announced commercialization of the Total Residual Oxidants instrument “S.sensingWS,” one of the major components of the BWMS, developed by Kurita Water Industries with the cooperation of MOL’s group company, MOL Engineering.
USCG reported that since 2015, there has been a dramatic increase in the volume of ballast water being treated before being discharged into US waters and provides a list of type approved BWMSs.
In the context of BWMS, a number of shipowners have expressed the expectation that they should be “plug and play” equipment without requiring additional work. The selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of a BWMS requires analyses specific to the vessel and its operating profile, USCG notes.
Oslo based Golar LNG announced that it has agreed with Erma First, to install a Ballast Water Treatment System on up to 16 LNG vessels.
USCG outlines where the industry stands with respect to Type Approval, informing that so far it has approved six BWMSs whereas many are currently under review. Extensions are no longer necessary for most vessels because operators are now able to select and install a Coast Guard type approved BWMS.
It is important to keep in mind that ‘invasive species can enact significant long lasting damage to both the environment and economy.’ USCG said. So far in 2017, almost half of ballast water discharged into the US has been from overseas sources; more than 122 million cubic meters of foreign ballast water
The BWM treaty entered into force in September 2017. This landmark step was recognized at the latest meeting of the Inter-agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species, which held its 8th session in Brussels, Belgium, 22-23 November.
BIO-SEA announced that its BIO-SEA B range has successfully passed all its tests dedicated to USCG Type approval certification. BIO-SEA has developed the BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment Systems based on its core expertise, the UV technology.
USCG will launch a new ballast water series on November 27 from the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Adm. John Nadeau. During a recent event, USCG discussed the various efforts underway to provide the maritime community more guidance for compliance with the BWMC.
ClassNK has issued latest technical information referring to periodical survey in advance of survey window, explaining that with entry into force of the BWM Convention, IOPP and/or BWM Certificate may be de-harmonized from Harmonized System of Survey and Certification.
Poor maintenance and voyage planning caused Arca 1 grounding20/03/2018
Strong storm expected in Southern New England20/03/2018
- Green Shipping
First fully electric ferries to operate in Canada20/03/2018
Nigeria to improve its maritime security strategy20/03/2018
Bulk carrier runs aground in White Sea20/03/2018
Changes to Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds20/03/2018
New regulation to improve cruise ships security20/03/2018
Measuring seafarers welfare20/03/2018
Microplastics: tiny plastic, big problem20/03/2018
Likely Brexit deal looks like 'no deal' for ports, says BPA20/03/2018