DNVGL – Ballast Water Management – checklist for preparation of PSC inspections

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com)The international Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) came into force on 8 September 2017. In Paris MoU alone, the Port State Control (PSC) issued more than 70 deficiencies regarding BWM in the last four months of 2017; worldwide more than 160 deficiencies were identified up to March 2018. This news provides you with an overview…

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USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions (1 March 2018 )

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a bulletin providing a closer look at NVIC 01-18 and BWMS compliance date extensions. They have recently published a 35 pages Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-18, “Ballast Water Management For Control Of Non-Indigenous Species In Waters Of The United States.” The purpose of this article is to…

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USCG – Guidance regarding inoperable BWMS (Ballast Water Management System)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a policy letter providing guidelines for evaluating potential courses of action when a vessel bound for a US port has an inoperable ballast water management system. As a reminder, the United States is not a party to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water…

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USCG updates Ballast Water Management FAQs

The US Coast Guard has announced that updated Ballast Water Management (BWM) Program guidance is available on its public Homeport internet portal. Two slideshow presentations are available to provide interested readers a “BWM 101” overview of the program and a “BWM Update” on recent developments and activities. These presentations include speaker notes for each slide…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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