Marine Log

Sample releases ballast water treatment guide

ferrysunset 340x255ABS has released a new Guide for Ballast Water Treatment to help vessel owners and operators prepare for compliance with the IMO's International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.

The convention is designed to provide a unified instrument to prevent, minimize and ultimately eliminate the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms via ships' ballast water and sediments. As of November 1, 2011, 30 member States representing 26.44 percent of world merchant shipping tonnage had ratified the convention against a required 30 States representing 35 percent of the world gross tonnage.

With the possibility that the convention may enter into force during the first half of 2013, owners are examining options for newbuilds and retrofits that will give them flexibility in terms of costs and operation, says Kirsi Tikka, ABS Chief Engineer and head of the society's environmental solutions efforts.

"The ballast water management regulations can be confusing for shipowners because they contain many unresolved and complex issues," Dr. Tikka adds. "As a result, some owners with newbuilds have elected to incorporate the installation of a ballast water treatment system, while others have chosen to have their vessel outfitted with the piping, electrical arrangements and space necessary to accommodate a ballast water treatment system in the future."

The newly released ABS guide has been developed to assist owners in understanding the classification requirements relating to the convention. In addition to the installation parameters required for any ABS-classed vessel utilizing an IMO member State type approved ballast water treatment system, the Guide offers owners two optional notations to demonstrate further due diligence in their ballast water management practices.

The tiered notations BWT and BWT+ will bring the ballast water treatment system under survey and the class society will review the system for compliance with the guide, confirm the installation design, conduct a survey during installation, periodically evaluate the onboard ballast water management system and perform shipboard function tests. The BWT+ notation signifies that the installed treatment system has been surveyed by an ABS surveyor at the manufacturing facility.


November 7, 2011

 

Breaking News

nypd-takes-delivery-of-another-response-boat-medium
May 31, 2016

NYPD takes delivery of another Response Boat - Medium


MAY 31, 2016 — Seattle, WA, based Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Industrial company, has delivered a fourth, 45 ft Response Boat - Medium C (RB-M C) to its long-time customer, the New York Police Department Harbor Unit. The Kvichak RB-M C...
uscg-continues-response-to-grounded-laker
May 31, 2016

USCG continues response to grounded laker


MAY 31, 2016 — The U.S. Coast Guard today was continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough. The 833 ft, 1972-built self-unloading bulker, owned by Great Lakes Fleet, Inc, ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in...
irish-continental-orders-cruise-ferry
May 31, 2016

Irish Continental orders cruise ferry


MAY 31, 2016 — Dublin headquartered Irish Continental Group plc (ICG) is investing EUR 144 million to build a new cruise ferry for its Irish Ferries operation. To be built by German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft (FSG), the...
nassco-lays-keel-for-lng-ready-eco-tanker
May 31, 2016

NASSCO lays keel for LNG-ready ECO tanker


MAY 31, 2016 — General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA, hosted a keel laying ceremony May 25 for the Liberty, one of three ECO Class tankers under construction for SEA-Vista LLC, a partnership between Seacor Holdings, Inc. and Avista...
frontline-gets-3-million-for-ship-shopping
May 31, 2016

Frontline gets $603 million for ship shopping


MAY 31 2016 — John Fredriksen's Frontline Ltd. today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 that saw net income reach $78.9 million, or $0.50 per share. It also said that in May it had obtained commitments for up to...
jurong-delivers-rig-built-for-hercules-to-maersk
May 31, 2016

Jurong delivers rig built for Hercules to Maersk


MAY 31 2016 — Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard, has delivered the high-specification jack-up rig Maersk Highlander (formerly known as Hercules Highlander) to Maersk Highlander UK Ltd. This follows the announcement last week by troubled...
fsg-newbuilds-to-have-wartsila-turnkey-electrical-solutions
May 31, 2016

FSG newbuilds to have Wartsila turnkey electrical solutions


MAY 31 2016 — Wärtsilä is to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RO/RO ferries being built at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Germany. The shipyard is owned by the Siem Group and the four vessels have been...
us-flag-atb-tug-has-barke-high-lift-flap-rudders
May 30, 2016

U.S.-flag ATB tug has Barke high-lift flap rudders


MAY 30, 2016 — A U.S.-flag ATB tug under construction for SEA-Vista  at BAE Systems Jacksonville, FL, shipyard is equipped with Van der Velden Barke high-lift flap rudders for enhanced maneuverability and course keeping...
stevedoring-barge-delivered-to-provport
May 30, 2016

Stevedoring barge delivered to ProvPort


MAY 30, 2016—Conrad Shipyard, Amelia, LA, recently delivered a 300-foot long x 72-foot wide rake/box barge with a deck rating of over 6,000 pounds per square foot to ProvPort, Providence, RI, according to naval architect JMS Naval Architects,...
three-more-charged-in-fat-leonard-case
May 28, 2016

Three more charged in Fat Leonard case


MAY 28, 2016 —Three more individuals have been charged in the bribery and fraud scandal known in the Navy as the "Fat Leonard affair." Retired Navy Captain Michael Brooks, 57, of Fairfax Station, VA, Commander Bobby Pitts, 47, of Chesapeake,...
   

News from NASDAQ