William Burroughs

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AMS ballast water management system extensions: shipowners and vendors must act now

The five-year AMS window is closing for many vessels and owners whose systems are awaiting USCG Type Approval should not miss an opportunity to seek an extension, writes William Burroughs, ABS. The end of US Coast Guard’s Alternate Management System program for ballast water discharges means owners whose systems are not USCG Type Approved should seek an extension or risk losing the ability to trade in US waters.