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Ballast Water Treatment: What Will the IMO Do?

By InBallast 2017-01-16 16:11:29

The IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, adopted in 2004, reached its criteria for ratification on September 8, 2016, and will enter into force following 12 months. Somewhat simplistically, this means that all vessels must comply with its provisions and eventually meet the Ballast Water discharge standard (as defined by Regulation D-2). Shipowners are now approaching flag states and requesting a de-coupling of the renewal of the international oil pollution prevention certificate (IOPPC) from scheduled docking in order to achieve potentially...

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Ballast Water Treatment Issues Remain Unresolved

By InBallast 2016-11-21 03:01:15

Last month’s IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) adopted resolution MEPC.253(67) on the review of the guidelines for approval of ballast water management systems (G8) to facilitate entry into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention.    The revised G8 is more prescriptive in some aspects and will require harmonization between administrations to ensure a level playing field for manufacturers and purchasing safety for shipowners.  Validation of limitations  The new G8 has called for validation of treatment systems’...

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