USCG: Ballast Water Management update (13 Jul. 2016)

The US Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) providing an update on aspects of the Alternate Management Systems (AMS) program for ballast water management and compliance with applicable regulations. Items clarified: Alternate Management Systems Extension of Compliance Date and AMS Installation Vessel with BWMS not accepted for use as an AMS Vessel…

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IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management highlights solutions

Ballast water management experts, meeting at the recent IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum in Canada, have showcased the latest developments in ballast water management and highlighted the areas where further research is needed, in order to prevent the spread of potentially harmful species in ballast water. Some 140 participants from IMO Member States, academia, private sector, testing…

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