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Ballast

IMO announces GloBallast successful completion

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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.

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DNV GL launches new BWMP generator app

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For establishing a Ballast Water Management Plan more quickly, DNV GL has developed the BWMP generator app which easily generates ship’s BWMP. This web app helps make sure you are compliant with the least amount of effort. Simply enter the pumps available, ballast water tanks and sampling procedures, then upload the relevant plans and drawings.

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Panama issues electronic BWMP approvals

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The Panama Maritime Authority informs that ship-owners and ship-operators are able to upload the Ship’s BWMP online, from March 15, 2017. The BWMP will be approved electronically and electronic copy should be placed on board, and available for inspection at all times.

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One more BWTS to gain IMO type approval

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Damen’s InvaSave external ballast water treatment system has received IMO type approval. InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships. It can also deliver water treated to the same standard to outbound vessels.

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Research: Healthcare concern to influence BWT market

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Market Research released a report, that says the ballast water treatment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.19% between 2017 and 2022. As the healthcare concern is growing in the shipping industry, it is driving the BWT market to control the waterborne diseases that occur on the ship during the expedition.

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NCL consults Foreship on Ballast Water compliance

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Foreship announced that secured a design consultancy contract, covering the first post-Ballast Water Convention treatment systems, to be specified by Norwegian Cruise Line. The contract calls for independent naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy services to ensure installations on five NCL ships are fully IMO-compliant.

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BWM extension program: Latest update

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USCG issued the latest update (March 2017) for the procedures for requesting extensions for compliance with BWM regulations in response to hundreds of extension requests and dozens of questions received by the Coast Guard, which indicate a widespread misunderstanding of the previously issued guidance, and an associated need for additional clarity and certainty for all stakeholders.

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Tips for compliance with BW Discharge Regulation

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The West of England P&I Club reminds now that USCG has approved three BWM systems, ships must comply with the US Ballast Water Discharge Regulation. Operators are advised to ensure that each vessel, which calls a port under U.S. jurisdiction, either complies with one of the approved BW management methods or is covered by an extended compliance date, with a copy of the letter kept aboard the vessel.

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