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Tag: BWM Convention

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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Shipping on the right course for the BWMC

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The BWMC enters into force and takes effect on 8 September 2017. Under the Convention, ships trading in international waters will need to ensure they are fitted with a ship-specific Ballast Water Management System, according to the agreed implementation schedule, Mr. Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, ICS says. To spur greater trust in ballast water systems, the ICS has also been collaborating with the IMO to ensure a more rigorous type approval process exists.

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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 Guidance to Cyprus ships

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The Department of Merchant Shipping recently issued guidance to owners, charterers and managers of Cyprus ships regarding the entry into force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments 2004 (BWM Convention) on September 8 2017.

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Latest update on IOPP Deharmonization

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Following MEPC 70 decisions and as IMO Ballast Water Management Convention is scheduled to enter into force on 8 September 2017, a recent development that has emerged is the issue of IOPP certificate deharmonization with respect to the other key certificates of the ship. Scope of this update is to summarize an update on Flag administrations relevant circulars in an effort to assist operations to prepare for a smooth implementation of the Convention.

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California releases marine invasive species report

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California State Lands Commission (SLC) recently published its 2017 Biennial Report on its marine invasive species program, discussing both ballast water and biofouling and aiming to prevent the introduction of nonindigenous species into State waters from vessels 300 gross registered tons and above that are capable of carrying ballast water.

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BWM issues to remain in the spotlight in 2017

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Jad Mouawad, Mouawad Consulting AS, says that the shipping industry must become a leader in green technology by voluntarily working on reducing its environmental footprint. However he says, this is a far reaching scenario taking into account that 2017 is expected to be a continuation of the regulatory trend of 2016.

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Key marine environmental challenges within 2017

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Stelios N. Mavrelos, Technical Director, Capital Ship Management Corp., responded to GREEN4SEA questions by addressing the biggest marine environmental challenges within 2017 for ship managers. Mr Mavrelos notes that the compliance of the BWM convention will be definitely the hot potato along with the reduction of CO2, NOx and SOx shipping emissions following IMO decisions at MEPC 70 meeting.

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