BWMS

USCG issues 25th BWMS type approval

The Marine Safety Center issued the 25th Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

ABS issues updated ballast water management advisory

As the 2020 sulphur cap came into force, ABS issued a Ballast Water Management Advisory focusing on recent updated regulatory requirements, developments in technology, and important information for compliance.

USCG receives two new applications for BWMS type approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 30th application for type approval for the Guardian-US Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Hyde Marine Inc. as well as it 31st type approval for the HK-(E)R Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Miura Co., Ltd.

State of the Market: When will we hit peak ballast?

During the second SAFETY4SEA Singapore Forum, Jad Mouawad, CEO, Mouawad Consulting AS, shared experience on the current BWMS market landscape. Starting his presentation with a timeline of schedules for fitting BWMS on ships with type approval requirements, he continued with key forecasts on BWMS retrofits and analyzed these figures with respect to the future.

Managing alien stowaways

In this article, Charles Anderson, Senior Vice President, Head of Skuld New York, provides a brief guide to US Ballast Water Regulations, the Vessel General Permit and the 2018 Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.

USCG awards 24th BWMS Type Approval

The Marine Safety Center issued the 24th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to HANLA IMS Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

USCG issues 23rd BWMS Type Approval

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued its 23rd Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

BWM Convention: D-2 standard enters into force

Amendments to an international treaty aiming to prevent the spread of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 13 October 2019. The amendments set out an implementation schedule to make sure that ships manage their ballast water to meet a specified standard (D-2 standard).

California to delay strict ballast water quality standards

The State of California will delay the introduction of strict ballast water quality standards to 2030. These standards are considered to be significantly more strict in comparison to the USCG Final Rule and IMO International Ballast Water Management Convention.

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