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Advisory: Ballast water Management (ABS) 2019

(www.maritimeCyprus.com) The uncontrolled spread of nonindigenous species continues to be an important concern for the marine industry.Studies of the impacts of the spread of...

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...

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

(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...

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...

USA Ballast Water Management Reform

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) By Dennis L. Bryant. The article discusses the recently enacted Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2018 (VIDA). The Act greatly reforms the process for...

Infographic - complying with BWM Convention (IMO)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), entered into force globally on 8...

USCG – BWMS update compliance date extensions, type approvals and next steps (October 2018 )

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Continuing USCG coverage of September’s Ballast Water Management and Technology North America conference, staff from the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards and...

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...

UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency issues Ballast Water Management FAQs (July 2018)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) has published a document containing Frequently Asked Questions on the subject of Ballast Water Management. These address...

Intertanko Guidance for Ballast Water contingency measures (update Sept.2018)

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Since the Ballast Water Management Convention came into force last September, port-states have not been homogeneous in dealing with contingencies where ship operators were...
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