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Ballast Water reporting requirements for vessels entering California

The California State Lands Commission (SLC) has published a letter addressing Ballast Water reporting requirements for vessels entering California. The vessels are required to submit the following three forms: Ballast Water Treatment Technology Annual Reporting Form Ballast Water Treatment Supplemental Reporting Form Hull Husbandry Reporting Form   To ensure compliance with reporting requirements under the Marine Invasive Species Act, operators are required to: Supply the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Annual Reporting Form, Ballast Water Treatment Supplemental Reporting Form and the Hull Husbandry Reporting Form (see below) to all vessel masters, owners, operators, or persons in charge; Inform vessel masters, owners, operators, or persons in charge of the submission requirements; Encourage submission of annual forms while a vessel is in California; and Remind clients that failure to comply with the form submission requirements may result in an administrative civil penalty. Penalties may be applied to the master, owner, operator, agent, or person in charge of the vessel in an amount not to exceed $27,500 per violation, with each day of a continuing violation constituting a separate violation.   Ballast Water Treatment Technology Annual Reporting Form Beginning January 1, 2015, a vessel is required to submit this form once per calendar year ...

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BWTS tests show systems are flawed

According to media, a new report published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin unveils that laboratory testing of treatment systems don't adequately measure BWTS effectiveness against three disease-carrying microbes that the regulations target. One of them, E. coli, can indicate the presence of fecal sewage. US EPA and the Coast Guard have set limits on the number of live organisms ballast water can contain, based on standards proposed by an international agency in 2004. To comply, ship companies must install technology that kills enough creatures to meet the limits. The Coast Guard declined to comment and EPA had no immediate reaction to the report. Further details may be found by reading relevant article on ABC News Tests of Ballast Water Treatment Systems are Flawed     In the outbreak, I was forthright with you propecia before and after has changed my existence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is incredible to sit.

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More orders for Hyde Marine GUARDIAN BWTS

Hyde Marine, Inc., announced it recorded its 400th order for its Hyde GUARDIAN® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), which will be installed on a tug boat for an articulated tug barge (ATB) being built by VT Halter Marine at the company’s Pascagoula, MS, facility. The Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ (HG60GS) unit was sold by W&O Supply, Inc., Hyde Marine’s exclusive sales distributor in the U.S. and Canada. According to John Platz, President of Hyde Marine, the announcement comes on the heels of the ballast water treatment company achieving its 300th order in early 2014. Particularly, the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWTS is ideal for retrofits as it provides the compact size required by a growing number of ship owners and operators. Hyde GUARDIAN Gold delivers the unique construction and technological specifications necessary to meet stringent ballast water treatment regulations. Source: Hyde MarineIn the starting, I was frank with you propecia before and after has changed my essence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is improbable to sit.

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NSF to Begin Testing of Evoqua SeaCURETM BWTS Toward USCG Type Approval

Evoqua BWMS, already IMO type approved and USCG AMS accepted for use in all salinities, progresses to testing for USCG full type approval evaluation NSF independent testing completion anticipated by fall 2015 SeaCURE BWMS system based on proven, widely deployed Chloropac® marine growth prevention system technology  The NSF International Independent Laboratory (IL) will begin testing of Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCURETM ballast water management system (BWMS) in preparation of US Coast Guard (USCG) full type approval. The SeaCURE BWMS system has already received IMO type approval and USCG alternate management system (AMS) acceptance for capacities of 300-4,000 m3/h in all salinities. NSF testing is anticipated to be complete by fall 2015. NSF is the first IL to be accepted by the USCG for BWMS testing and is leading a partnership including Retlif Testing Laboratories, the Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC) and the Great Ships Initiative (GSI) to test and evaluate BWMS systems for USCG requirements. Land-based testing of the SeaCURE BWMS will begin with the start of the biological season in brackish water in spring 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland and will be followed by sea water tests in Norfolk, Virginia. Fresh water testing will be conducted by the GSI and is scheduled ...

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Certifying ballast treatment systems

The certification of ballast water treatment systems is on the agenda at the 6th GloBal TestNet Forum, hosted by the Plymouth Marine Laboratory in Plymouth, UK (9-11 December). This 6th Forum is the first independent meeting organized by the GloBal TestNet group, which was initiated by the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Programme under its Global Industry Alliance (GIA) 6 years ago. IMO’s Aicha Cherif and Antoine Blonce are observing the meeting, the first objective of which is to establish a permanent secretariat, followed by presentations by the test facilities and group discussions to enable the group to provide input to the Study on the implementation of the D-2 standard to be submitted to IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee in 2016. Source & Image Credit: IMO In the start, I was forthright with you propecia before and after has changed my life. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is improbable to sit.

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Cathelco BWT system receives AMS approval from USCG

How the Cathelco BWT system works Cathelco have received Alternate Management Systems (AMS) acceptance from the U.S. Coast Guard for their ballast water treatment system. AMS acceptance is a temporary designation given to ballast water treatment systems approved by a foreign administration. It enables BWT systems to be used on vessels for a period of up to five years, while the treatment system undergoes approval testing to Coast Guard standards. “This is an important milestone in achieving full U.S. Coastguard Type Approval. It means that vessels fitted with our system can go anywhere in the world without restriction”, said Peter Smith, sales director of Cathelco Ltd. The Cathelco system received IMO Type Approval earlier this year and is based on a combination of filtration and UV technology. “We are one of the few BWT system manufacturers using UV technology that has no restrictions on the salinities in which ships can operate in US waters. Our system has been approved and accepted to work in marine, brackish and fresh water, allowing vessels to enter the Great Lakes and other inland waterways”, Mr Smith explained. As one of the new generation of BWT systems tested to the latest and more rigorous IMO ...

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MOL Issues Environmental and Social Report 2014

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the publication of the English version of its Environmental and Social Report 2014, which introduces the MOL Group's perspectives and latest initiatives regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the environment. The report provides a broad range of information based on the viewpoints of the environment, society, and governance (ESG), which support MOL's sustainability, and focuses especially on issues the MOL Group should emphasize to ensure continued growth while meeting the needs of its various stakeholders. The special feature, "Contributing to Society through Businesses," explains the significance of the ocean shipping industry, which supports virtually every phase of people's lives today, from supplying energy and natural resources to transport of consumer products, as well as MOL technologies aimed at saving energy and protecting the environment. The MOL Group continually strives to grow sustainably with society while earning the trust of stakeholders.   MOL Environmental Technologies Shipping is an energy efficient mode of transportation; however, but vessels emit CO2, which is a cause of global warming, and NOx and SOx, which are linked to acid rain and atmospheric pollution. To further reduce such emissions, the MOL Group is implementing various unique actions including advancement of technologies ...

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Updated BWTS list accepted by the USCG

Last Update on 3 September 2014 The U.S. Coast Guard has updated the list of the Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) accepted for use in US water as Alternate Management Systems (AMS) The ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) in the list below have been accepted for use in U.S. waters as Alternate Management Systems (AMS). Use of a BWTS as an AMS is subject to the general and specific conditions and requirements listed in the AMS acceptance letter issued to the system's manufacturer. An AMS may be used to meet the Coast Guard ballast water treatment requirements for up to five years after the ship's ballast water discharge standard compliance date specified in the final rule.  This five-year timeframe allows for the completion of required land-based and shipboard testing.   (Click image below to enlarge) In the beginning, I was outspoken with you propecia before and after has changed my being. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is incredible to sit.

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EMSA signs new contracts for satellite radar images

In August EMSA signed five new framework contracts of a maximum value of €24 M for the provision of satellite radar images and oil spill and vessel detection services. Contracts have been signed with Kongsberg Satellite Services AS (KSAT) Norway, Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS), France, e-GEOS S.p.A, Italy, Edisoft S.A. Portugal and MDA Geospatial Services Inc. Canada. These contracts will supply CleanSeaNet, and other EMSA integrated maritime services, with worldwide near real time delivery of radar satellite images and state-of-the-art vessel detection and oil spill detection Source: EMSAIn the start, I was open with you propecia before and after has changed my existence. It has become much more fun, and now I have to run. Just as it is improbable to sit.

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Damen partners with three BWT system suppliers

Damen Shipyards announced that it has established three strategic partnership agreements with major Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system suppliers. With over 60.000 vessels to be retrofitted in the near future there is a need to coordinate and ensure cost effective implementation and life cycle support. With the large number of vessels to be retrofitted, there will be subsequent supply problems for BWT equipment, engineering and class in a booming market. Damen has chosen to include BWT systems manufactured by its strategic retrofit partners: Trojan Marinex, Bio-UV, and Evoqua Water Technologies. All BWT systems of these partners are IMO type approved and are USCG AMS accepted. Based on the vessels characteristics, operational requirements and customers preference Damen BWT experts will select the most appropriate BWT technology for retrofitting. By working with the selected partners, Damen can provide retrofit packages for all vessel types. Damen BWT experts use 3D scan techniques to create a customized engineering package. Installation of a BWTS can be done at one of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion shipyards conveniently located worldwide. Systems can also be installed at a customer selected non-Damen yard or during operation. By using 3D scan techniques to create a custom engineering package, Damen ...

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