UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency issues Ballast Water Management FAQs (Jan. 2021)


( The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) has published an updated document containing Frequently Asked Questions on the subject of Ballast Water Management.

The uncontrolled spread of nonindigenous species continues to be an important concern for the marine industry.Studies of the impacts of the spread of nonindigenous invasive species are frequently published. In response regulations mandating the treatment of ship’s ballast water have been promulgated. The ballast water treatment market and regulatory framework for compliance continues to expand with new ballast water management systems being developed.

The document below addresses questions on a variety of current topics such as application of regulation to different types of ships, domestic or international, Survey and Certification Requirements, Ballast Water Exchange (BWE) requirements, Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS), Alternatives to meeting the D1 or D2 Standards, handling sediments, and more.

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Source: UK MCA


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