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…

EU and DNVGL – FAQ on the implementation of the MRV shipping Regulation

A. The EU MRV is applicable for ships >5,000 GT and for each voyage to, within and from EU (and EFTA) ports. Exempted are warships, naval auxiliaries, fish-catching or fish-processing ships, wooden ships of a primitive build, ships not propelled by mechanical means or government ships used for non-commercial purposes. Furthermore, it is not applicable…

New Zealand: New requirement for biofouling management coming up on May 2018

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) issued a notice announcing that, from May 2018, all vessels arriving in New Zealand must have clean hulls. The Craft Risk Management Standard (CRMS) has been developed to provide guidance regarding compliance. From May 2018, vessels must arrive in New Zealand with a clean hull. Vessels staying up…