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Wärtsilä BWMS close to obtaining USCG type approval compliance

Wärtsilä announced that its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System has successfully completed all testing procedures required for US Coastguard type approval compliance. The documentation for full USCG type approval is being finalised for submission and awaits the final input from DNV-GL.

Jamaica passes Ballast Water Management bill

On 10 July, Jamaica’s House of Representatives passed the Ballast Water Management Bill, which is aimed at protecting Jamaica’s marine environment, by implementing measures to prevent ships from introducing foreign aquatic species when entering domestic waters.

UK MCA issues ballast water management FAQs

The UK MCA issued a Ballast Water Management document answering key queries with respect to ballast received from interested stakeholders. The UK has not yet ratified the BWM Convention but is currently drafting the legislation that will allow accession to the Convention to take place.

IMO workshop addresses implementation of Ballast Water Convention

Identifying organisms and microbes in ballast water, as well as monitoring port marine life where ballast water may be released, are key for countries preparing to enforce IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. A workshop in Batumi, Georgia, from 3 to 5 July provided participants from nine countries with theoretical and practical training in compliance, monitoring and enforcement of the Convention.

BWM: A regulatory & industry update

Ballast Water Management has been one of the most challenging regulatory issues over the past decade for the shipping industry and with the completion of one year of the BWMC implementation it is worth reviewing where we stand at the moment, considering the new developments throughout the year.

USCG: Considerations on BWM regulations

On the sidelines of Posidonia earlier this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau talked about BWM regulations, emphasizing the importance for owners and operators to review and update their BWM plan routinely, train crews, and incorporate BWM into SMS, phasing out exchange and AMS as compliance options.

USCG grants 9th BWMS Type Approval Certificate

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the ninth Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group, for its BIO-SEA B BWMS. So far, BIO-UV Group, Samsung Heavy Industries, Techcross, Optimarin, Alfa Laval, TeamTec Ocean Saver, Sunrui, Ecochlor and Erma First have won the USCG type approval.

West of England Club updates on dirty ballast water fines in Ukraine

The West of England P&I Club published an update regarding the situation in the Ukraine about access to vessels for ecological inspectors to check certification and take samples of segregated ballast water for analysis, and the imposition of fines where it is considered that contaminated ballast water has been discharged.

Role of regulator: The USCG perspective

On the occasion of USCG participation at Posidonia this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, shares his view on at the role of the regulator in the maritime industry’s environmental footprint, mostly in the context of ballast water management regulations.

USCG grants 8th BWMS Type Approval Certificate

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the eighth Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Samsung Heavy Industries, for its Purimar BWMS. So far, Techcross (Republic of Korea), Optimarin (Norway), Alfa Laval (Sweden), TeamTec Ocean Saver (Norway), Sunrui (China), Ecochlor (USA) and Erma First (Greece) have won the USCG type approval.


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