JUNE 1, 2017—Ship’s ballast water is full of aquatic species, both visible and invisible to the naked eye. Water taken aboard ship as ballast in one coastal region and discharged in another untreated can lead to the introduction of invasive species. These invasive species can wreck havoc with the local economy and ecosystem.
With the implementation of IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, as well as U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. EPA regulations, ship operators have to fit their ships with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS).
One of the leaders in the development of BWTS is Trojan Marinex. At Nor-shipping 2017 in Oslo, Marine Log spoke with the company’s Product Specialist Andrew Daley about the current state of the BWTS market, as well as legislation in the U.S. that could smooth the way for easier implementation for ship operators.
You can listen to the interview by clicking the link below.