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BW form is needed for vessels arriving at California ports

The California State Lands Commission issued a letter to remind about the new requirements for vessels arriving at the country’s ports on or after October 1st, 2017. As GREEN4SEA previously reported, from that date,  all vessels will have to submit a completed “Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form” at least twenty four hours in advance of the first arrival of the calendar year at a California port.

IMO outlines GloBallast highlights

IMO outlines the key achievements of the GloBallast Partnerships Programme, executed by IMO in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UNDP. The project was launched in 2007 after an initial 4-year phase and has been assisting developing countries to reduce the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in ships’ ballast water and implement the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

Marine invasive species reporting requirements for California

The California State Lands Commission (SLC) issued a letter reminding stakeholders of various reporting requirements related to marine invasive species. The letter addresses issues regarding Ballast Water Treatment Technology Annual Reporting Form; Ballast Water Treatment Supplemental Reporting Form; Hull Husbandry Reporting Form; Ballast Water Management Report requirements.

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