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Intertanko: Guidance for New Zealand’s biofouling, ballast water requirements

Intertanko has published the ‘Guide to New Zealand’s biofouling and ballast water requirements’. In this it offers guidance to Members on New Zealand’s biofouling and ballast water requirements for commercial vessels. If the ship cannot prove that it complies with the standard, it may be subject to a dive inspection in New Zealand. Non-compliant vessels will be directed to either manage the biosecurity risk or to leave New Zealand.

Intertanko proposes new ballast water contingency measures

Intertanko created a new procedure for port-states’ response whenever a tanker’s BWMS is not operating correctly, and is about to submit this new procedure to IMO. Namely, it concluded to 9 contingency measures. These include, amongst others, fixing the BWMS at the ballast loading port, fixing the system while heading to the port, conducting a ballast water exchange while in ocean, or retain ballast water onboard.

BWM industry updates from USCG

The LISW event kicked off with a round-up of the latest BWM updates during INTERANKO’s seminar in which Tim Wilkins, Environment Director, provided a summary of how the entry into force of IMO’s landmark convention will impact the tanker industry.

INTERTANKO cautiously welcomes BWMC entry into force

In the wake of the ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention by Finland, INTERTANKO is advising its Members to remain focused and cautious in the months ahead as the industry makes plans for the installation of ballast water management systems to meet the Convention’s requirements after its entry into force on 8 September 2017.


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