GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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5 Apr 2017
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Tag: BWM Convention

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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Four big BWM challenges for consideration

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Mr Giles Candy, Business Development, Environcleanse, discusses the biggest challenges that industry should pay attention for effective implementation of the BWM Convention which entered into force on September 8th Mr. Candy encourages operators to focus on accurate information, never make plans at last minute, use a successful BWTS which impacts vessel operations as little as possible and choose systems which show confidence in compliance.

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IMO clarifies BWMC implementation challenges

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Dr.Stefan Micallef, Director, Marine Environment Division, IMO outlines the important issues concerning the BWM Convention after MEPC71.  Dr. Micallef highlights that the latest IMO Committee was a significant milestone for the Convention and explains how the decisions made at MEPC71 aim to enhance certainty and confidence among the industry stakeholders with regard to the BWMC effective implementation.

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Two more states accede to BWM Convention

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IMO announced that Jamaica and Malta have become the latest states to sign up to Ballast Water Management Convention, the international treaty that entered into force a few days ago and requires ships to manage their ballast water to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic species across the globe.

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