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Four Things to Know About MEPC72 Ballast Water Deliberations

By Jad Mouawad 2018-04-17 20:40:27

IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72) met between April 9 and 13, 2018 with a large number of documents related to the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention to be handled.  Of the topics discussed, four of the most important were: 1. Sampling for compliance during commissioning 2. Should contingency measures be part of the BWM Plan? 3. Data gathering for the experience-building phase 4. Scaling Guidelines BWM.2/Circ.33 1. Validation of compliance of individual BWM systems with...

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MEPC Delays Ballast Water Treatment Decisions

By Jad Mouawad 2016-11-02 15:30:08

As the entry into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention is set for the September 8, 2017, the topics on the agenda for the MEPC 70 earlier this month highlighted the urgency in finding certainty on two levels: 1 - Equipment to be installed and their efficacy and efficiency (i.e. revision of type approval guidelines - G8 - and their implementation dates); and 2 - Implementation schedule of the D-2 standard on ships  There were 31 documents on the...

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Ballast Water Management: Belgium to Ratify

By Jad Mouawad 2016-06-07 00:32:10

By Jad Mouawad Today, Mouawad Consulting can announce that Belgium will ratify the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention during the first week of March. Belgium had a percentage gross tonnage of 0.43 percent as of December 31, 2014. Our sources tell us that this figure has increased due to new VLCCs entering into Belgium flag recently. The exact figures from IMO are not available yet, but the estimates for Belgium are in the range of 0.6 percent. This means that...

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