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Tag: BWM Convention

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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Hainan takes temporary ship pollution control measures

China's Hainan Maritime Safety Agency issued a Notice to Implement Ship Pollution Control Plan, that details actions to be taken between 3 November 2017 - 3 December 2018, to control of emission of ship’s pollutants and ballast water discharge. During this period, inspections will be carried out on ships, fuel suppliers and units that receive ships’ pollutants.

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IOPP Certificate recoupling views

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BWMC is effective since Sep 2017, but, there are still grey areas which need clarification, such as the important issue of IOPP Certificate recoupling. Mr Jad Mouawad, BWM expert and owner at Mouawad Consulting, provides insight into the ‘debate’ about the role of class societies on IOPP recoulping & decoupling.

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IMO: Addressing invasive species

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The BWM treaty entered into force in September 2017. This landmark step was recognized at the latest meeting of the Inter-agency Liaison Group on Invasive Alien Species, which held its 8th session in Brussels, Belgium, 22-23 November.

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Saudi Arabia’s response to BW requirements

Dr. Brian Phillips, Chelsea Technologies Group, explains how Saudi Arabia is driving forward with enforcing ballast water regulations and discloses details about their cooperation with Saudi Aramco. Dr Phillips says that Saudi Aramco is currently working closely with national authorities to utilise Chelsea’s testing device as the national benchmark for ballast water sampling in quest of ensuring total compliance with BWM new regulations following MEPC 71.

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Coldharbour Marine launches BWTS for big bulk carriers

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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.

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