IMO further pushes back Ballast Water Compliance Dates

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) finished up its 71st meeting with new resolutions on Ballast Water Management among others. The most noteworthy resolution to emerge from MEPC 71 was a new implementation scheme for Ballast Water Management (BWM) requirements. The new plan requires compliance with the Ballast Water Management Convention standards at the…

DNVGL: 100 days to go – are you ready? The BWM Convention enters into force on 8 September 2017

With the deadline getting closer, DNV GL wants to remind you that every ship affected by the BWM Convention must have an International Ballast Water Management Certificate. And, to avoid a last-minute rush: the sooner the better. This news provides an update of some critical issues related to the convention. The IMO’s International Convention for the Control and Management…

USCG updates Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extension Program (March 2017)

This update was issued in response to hundreds of extension requests and dozens of questions received by the Coast Guard, which indicate a widespread misunderstanding of the previously issued guidance, and an associated need for additional clarity and certainty for all stakeholders.The Coast Guard has issued this latest update (March 2017) for the procedures for…

DNVGL: Ballast Water Management – How to comply with the IMO Convention

With the ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention on 8 September 2016, the convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017. With only some months to go, this Technical & Regulatory News from DNVGL, is intended as a supporting document for the BWM implementation phase, focusing on compliance. Click on below image to download full…

US Coast Guard – Ballast Water Management – Beyond Type Approval

Since September of last year, when the implementation date of the International Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention became clear, all eyes have been focused on the U.S. Type Approval Process.  Ship owners and operators have been concerned, in particular, with the differences between the between the U.S. and International Type approval processes and the potential…

Entry into force of Ballast Water convention on 8 Sept. 2017

Introduction The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, originally adopted in 2004, has now achieved the required number of signatories and will enter into force on September 8 2017. The convention is expected to have a significant impact on ships engaged in international trade,…

Cyprus Flag Administration guide for BWM Convention entering into force on 8th September 2017.

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has issued a circular to owners, operators and managers of Cyprus-flagged ships regarding Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention will enter into force on 8th September 2017. From the DMS relevant circular number 1/2017: 1. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediments 2004…