The new system is not an in-line process, but an in-voyage process, so there are no filters and no potential problems relating to flow rates, pressure drops, or power consumption during ballasting. The solution is considered appropriate for bulk carriers because it addresses stability issues specific to the ship type.
The international BWM treaty and Australian legislation, both entering into force today, introduce clear requirements for all vessels entering and moving in Australian waters that are designed to address damage of marine environment, said Lyn O’Connell, Head of biosecurity at the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
The final meeting of the GloBallast Global Project Task Force (GPTF), held in Panama City, on 16-17 March, highlighted the legacy elements of the GloBallast project, which are expected to be sustained by its main stakeholders, following the formal closure of the project, in June 2017. Specific examples include GloBallast training packages, to support the capacity-building needs of countries implementing the BWM Convention.
A research begun by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) looks at how floating wind farms could provide a new route for invasive species to spread across the oceans.
California State Lands Commission announced proposed amendments to regulations regarding Marine Invasive Species Control Fund Fee and Definitions. The amendments would increase the fee from $850 per qualifying voyage to $1,000 per qualifying voyage.
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