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5 Apr 2017
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Ballast

Ballast water treatment systems at a glance

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With the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention, shipowners are pressed to decide which treatment systems to choose. For manufacturers keen to be selected, attaining type approval by the U.S. Coast Guard can be a deciding factor. DNV GL provides comprehensive review on the issue.

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Bureau Veritas launches e-solution for BWM

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Bureau Veritas announced the launch of the ‘My Ballast Water Management Plan’ platform, aiming to assist ship owners to get their International BWM Certificate and approved BWM Plan, ahead of Ballast Water Management Convention entering into force on 8 September.

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Honduras ratifies BWM Convention

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The number of states signed up to IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention has reached 61, with Honduras being the latest country acceding to the treaty, on 10 July, according to IMO. The signatories now represent 68.46 % of the world's merchant fleet tonnage.

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New dates for BWTS implementation

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The IMO’s MEPC have agreed amendments to Regulation B-3 of the BWM Convention to implement a new schedule for the D-2 requirements. The amendments delay the mandatory BWTS installation schedule for two years after entry into force, giving vessels 2 to 7 years before needing to fit a treatment system, depending on their IOPP renewal survey dates.

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MEPC 71 considers amended BWM timeframe

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MEPC 71 considers for ships constructed on or after September 8, 2017 to comply with the D-2 standard on or after September 8, 2017. However, for the existing ships, MEPC 71 is about to approve a two-year delay, according to an Interim Brief provided by ABS.

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