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OceanGuard BWMS obtained NK Type approval

At the very beginning of Chinese New Year, Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd. was elated on the event that OceanGuard? Ballast Water Management System becomes one of the few BWMS which were type approved by Class NK. The acquisition of NK Type Approval happens after DNV full type approval, BV, CCS, DNV, RINA Type approval and USCG AMS Approval

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INTERTANKO Welcomes IMO Assembly Resolution On Ballast Water Management

At present 38 countries , 30.3% of the worlds registered tonnage have ratified the Convention INTERTANKO welcomes the agreement reached this week by the IMO's Member States in revising the implementation schedule for the Ballast Water Management Convention and urges all Governments to adhere to this new schedule.The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) governing body, the Assembly, adopted a Resolution this week in London that pins the application dates of the Ballast Water Management Convention to the entry into force date.This in effect makes all vessels constructed before the entry into force date 'existing' vessels, and allows for the installation of a ballast water management system (BWMS) on such vessels at the first renewal survey following entry into force.At present 38 countries representing 30.3% of the world's registered tonnage have ratified the Convention. The Convention will enter into force 12 months after the ratification by more than 35 countries representing more than 35% of the world's tonnage.The adoption of this Assembly Resolution is a major step in making the implementation of the international Convention workable once it comes into force. In 2012, INTERTANKO had led the submission of a paper to the IMO's Marine Environment and Protection Committee (MEPC), drawing the ...

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