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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: 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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USCG Type Approvals: An overview

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USCG outlines where the industry stands with respect to Type Approval, informing that so far it has approved six BWMSs whereas many are currently under review. Extensions are no longer necessary for most vessels because operators are now able to select and install a Coast Guard type approved BWMS.

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USCG perspective on BWM

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It is important to keep in mind that ‘invasive species can enact significant long lasting damage to both the environment and economy.’ USCG said. So far in 2017, almost half of ballast water discharged into the US has been from overseas sources; more than 122 million cubic meters of foreign ballast water

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