Understanding and complying with ballast water management (BWM) requirements remain a major hurdle for many shipowners and operators. For this reason, ABS answered to important questions regarding this matter.
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.
Maritime cyber technology company METIS introduced an online monitoring and performance evaluation tool for scrubbers, BWTS, M/E and DGs, to address the need of a live overview for the operational status of the critical machinery equipment onboard.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the USCG’s decision to extend BWTS compliance dates , Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor provided a brief overview concerning the issues arising due to the extensions.
The 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum successfully concluded on Wednesday 4th of March, at the Lighthouse at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), focusing on the topical green shipping issues and the challenges ahead.
2020 will see several regulatory changes, with the main on being the IMO 2020 sulphur cap. However, in addition to the sulphur cap regulation, numerous other regulations will also be implemented worldwide by the IMO and ILO over the course of the year.
The US Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the Microfade II Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Kuraray Co., Ltd. MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060.
The US Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the ATPS-BLUEsys Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Malaysian Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd.
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.
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.
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