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IMO: Global Industry Alliance re GHG and Biofouling

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The IMO has announced that a ground-breaking Global Industry Alliance (GIA) has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues...

Ukraine revises its ballast water regulations and control in ports

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ballast water sampling and analyzing in Ukrainian ports for “ecological control” has been an issue for some time. Under the new regulation inspections of segregated...

EMSA ballast water sampling guidance

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) issued a document providing best practice guidance and a harmonized approach to sampling for compliance in accordance...

Maritime Regulations Guidance - Control and Management of Ballast Water

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Loading and discharging ballast water is an essential part of a ship’s operation, with large ships requiring many thousands of tonnes of water...

USCG – BWMS compliance date extensions (1 March 2018 )

(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...

IMO: New project concept to address major aquatic invasive species

(Join our newsfeed at www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A new global project to help protect marine ecosystems from the negative effects of invasive aquatic species has been...

Let the BWM games begin

With the accession by Finland to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (better known as the Ballast...

USCG: Process for US type approval of a BWM system and US Vs IMO ballast water standards

The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin summarizing the differences between the US and IMO ballast water standards and the process for US type approval of a BWM system. The...

ABS updates Ballast Water treatment guide for maritime industry

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has updated its ballast water treatment guide in order to help marine and offshore industries in adopting relevant...

Ukrainian Ports - Fraudulent & Unlawful Demand of Ballast Samples/Documentations

In previous reports it was announced that in all Ukrainian ports, except for Nikolaev region, the vicious practice of ecological inspectors raiding and attacking the ships...
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