Alfa Laval develops computer-based crew training for BWMS ops

JULY 2, 2018 — Lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance with ballast water treatment requirements. This is clear from statements made by the U.S. Coast Guard, says

Wärtsilä submits EC based BWMS for USCG Type Approval

MARCH 29, 2018 — Wärtsilä has submitted its Aquarius Electro-Chlorination (EC) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval (TA) after successfully completing all the testing procedures required.

U.S., Canada regulatory policy reform high on ‘wish list’

JANUARY 18, 2018—The Chamber of Marine Commerce would like to keep the economic recovery ball rolling on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway in 2018. In order to continue the economic recovery seen in

Trojan Marinex BWTS for Antarctic supply vessel

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017—A Trojan Marinex BWT 250 ballast water treatment system (BWTS) will be part of a ballast water management system (BWMS) for the Government of Australia’s next-generation Antarctic Supply and Research

Marubeni bulker fined for unauthorized ballast water discharge

AUGUST 24, 2017 — The Coast Guard has issued a $5,000 fine to the owners of a foreign freight vessel for unauthorized ballast water discharge into the Willamette River in Portland, August

Miura BWMS gets closer to USCG type approval

JULY 5, 2017 — Japan’s Miura Co., Ltd. reports that it has successfully completed another major milestone towards acquiring U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for its HK ballast water management system

Vancouver Drydock completes its first BWTS retrofit

JUNE 3, 2017 – Seaspan reports that its Vancouver Drydock shipyard in North Vancouver, BC, has completed a five week refit of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs’ special purpose/cable layer vessel Ile de Batz.

Senate committee passes 2018 Coast Guard reauthorization

MAY 19, 2017 — The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation yesterday passed S. 1129, the 2018 Coast Guard reauthorization act by voice vote. Among other things it authorizes the Coast

BWM regulations to increase tanker scrapping

NOVEMBER 16, 2016—The implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention in combination with weakness in freight rates will increase tanker shipping demolitions, according to Tanker Forecaster, a quarterly analysis published by

Decision on sulfur cap limit looms at IMO MEPC

OCTOBER 24, 2016—There will be a number of important environmental issues on the agenda at the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC 70) this week at the London headquarters of the International Maritime