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Standards Required for Ballast Water Compliance Monitoring

By Brian Phillips 2018-06-06 19:41:30

As the number of ballast water treatment systems on the market nears 100 with a wide array of treatment solutions, ballast water management is creating increasing complexity for the shipping industry. Although operating under its own system of ballast water regulation rather than the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) noted in its Port State Control Annual Report that the number of ballast water management deficiencies doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, on broadly the same...

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Scrubber Wash Water Monitoring Essential to Compliance

By Brian Phillips 2018-04-01 03:26:52

The impending 0.5 percent sulfur cap on marine fuel is putting pressure on shipowners and operators to decide which path they will take in complying with MARPOL’s Annex VI regulations that will become effective in 2020. Shipowners must assess the merits of the three main commonly accepted compliance options – switching from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to distillates, adopting LNG as a marine fuel or installing exhaust gas emission cleaners (scrubbers).  There are...

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