The regulatory amendments in section 2298.5 in Article 4.8 of Title 2, Division 3 of Chapter 1 of the California Code of Regulations enter into force on 1 January 2021. This will change the way ships should submit information through the Marine Invasive Species Program Annual Vessel Reporting Form.
ERMA FIRST has received an amended Type Approval from the China Classification Society (CCS) for its strong-selling FIT range of ballast water management systems and awarded Certificate under the Authority of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards issued a Policy Letter informing about the testing and validation of alternate components requested to be used with a type-approved Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).
The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 38th BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Norway-based Knutsen Ballast Water AS, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
The regulator has changed its position by considering extensions to AMS installed vessels that are near the end of the acceptance period, but challenges remain for owners seeking compliance, writes Evon Li, Senior Engineer, Advisory Services, ABS
UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) updated its FAQ on ballast water management, based upon queries received from interested stakeholders.
Starting from 28 October 2020, ballast water management systems will have to meet IMO Ballast Water Convention type approval requirements, instead of the revised G8 guidelines, as well as USCG type approval regulations.
The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 37th Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to Japanese manufacturer Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd.
The US Coast Guard received an application for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval for the KURITA Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Japanese Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
China-based BWMS manufacturer Elite Marine has received a USCG Type Approval for their Seascape BWMS. The system shall be installed and operated in accordance with the Elite Marine Seascape Operation, Maintenance and Safety manual (OMSM) 21-3-2, Rev. 10, dated 7 October 2020.
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