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Ballast Water Treatment at Muddy Water Ports

By Sandip Patil 2018-06-15 18:05:23

India has been advocating for port-based mobile treated ballast water delivering facilities called BWTBoats since 2013. Given the recent real-world experiences with the challenges of ballast water treatment at muddy water ports and the forthcoming financial burden for ship owners to comply with the 2020 sulfur cap, a port-based treatment model - BWTBoats - could be a viable solution to avoid the cost of retrofitting ballast treatment systems aboard ships.  Twist in BWM convention implementation At recent MEPC & PPR sessions, IMO discussed the issue of contingency...

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Should IMO Shift to BWTBoats Globally for Ballast Water Management?

By Sandip Patil 2016-09-25 04:06:42

Given the chance, shipowners want to postpone the fitting of ballast water treatment system by another five to 10 years based on issues related to U.S. Coast Guard type approval and the efficacy of treatment systems approved using current IMO G8 guidelines.  However, the implementation of IMO Ballast Water Management Convention requires shipowners to fit systems currently approved by IMO despite the fact that many believe it has so...

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