USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions (Update 11 Mar 2019)

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(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it has reconsidered its previous interpretation of ‘next scheduled drydocking’ with respect to ballast water management system (BWMS) compliance dates.

Due to drydock slippage, the Coast Guard has determined that existing extensions with a compliance date stipulated as the ‘first scheduled drydock after (date)’ will not be affected by circumstances such as drydocking for emergency purposes or to install an exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber) that did not involve a statutory out-ofthe-water survey.

For more details, click below to download USCG bulletin.

 

Source: USCG

 

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