BWMS

A risk assessment on ballast water pollution: Threats and controls

A recently-published booklet by the UK P&I Club seeks to guide to the controls and key points that the Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. The checklist aims to help operators carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls and make sure the vessel has a good risk profile.

USCG receives new application for BMWS

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Centre received an application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Seascape Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Elite Marine Corp.

USCG issues its 34th BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 34th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kuraray 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 receives new application for BWMS

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received an application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the oneTank BWMS manufactured by Seattle-based manufacturer Glosten Inc.

How COVID-19 affects BWM: Where we stand

Without a doubt 2020 has already been characterized by the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented situation has affected the majority of operations, with ballast water management being no exception. In a recent webinar,  ABS discusses how COVID-19 impacts BWM, while it provides a brief overview of the most important BWMS challenges the shipping industry faces.

USCG issues its 32nd BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 32nd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

USCG issues its 31st BWMS type approval to Miura

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 31st USCG Ballast Water Management System type approval Certificate to Miura Co., Ltd., after a detailed review determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

USCG issues 30th BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 30th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyde Marine, Inc., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval applications determined the systems met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

BWTS Compliance: Key challenges

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Dr. Efi Tsolaki, Chief Scientific Officer, ERMA FIRST S.A. highlighted that invasive aquatic species are a major threat to the marine ecosystems, and shipping has been identified as a vital pathway for introducing species to new environments.

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