GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

7 Mar 2018
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7 Mar 2018
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USCG’s Regulations on BWMC at a glance

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Recently, the US Coast Guard completed a blog series regarding ballast water. In these series, USCG focuses extensively on compliance and enforcement of the US ballast water regulations. The blog-series consisted of five articles, each dealing with a different issue.

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USCG answers questions on Ballast Water

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USCG panelists at the 4th BWMTech North America Conference noted that compliance with ballast water regulations is as important as compliance with other pollution prevention requirements. When asked about any influence of IMO's BWM Convention in the USCG's perspective on BWMS, they said that the treaty does not affect US regulations.

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USCG: BWMS should not be “plug and play”

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In the context of BWMS, a number of shipowners have expressed the expectation that they should be “plug and play” equipment without requiring additional work. The selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of a BWMS requires analyses specific to the vessel and its operating profile, USCG notes.

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