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US Coast Guard Publishes Final Ballast Water Management Reporting Requirement

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A Final Rule eliminating the requirement for certain vessels that operate on voyages exclusively within a single Captain of the Port Zone to submit an Annual Ballast Water Summary Report for calendar year 2018 has been published.The Coast Guard views this current reporting requirement as unnecessary

Safe Bulkers to Install Alfa Laval PureSOx Scrubbers

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Safe Bulkers has agreed with Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry, a detailed schedule within 2019 for the installation of Alfa Laval PureSOx scrubbers in about half of the Company’s fleet mainly in medium size vessels, Kamsarmax to Post-Panamax class.The international provider of marine drybulk transportation

Torm Orders BWTS for 47 Tankers

(Photo: Alfa Laval)

Denmark-based product tanker owner and operator TORM has ordered ballast water treatment systems from manufacturer Alfa Laval for 47 of its vessels, including 11 newbuilds.TORM has worked with Alfa Laval’s PureBallast 3 Ex since 2017 and retrofitted its first system in 2018. Having recently ordered PureBallast 3 Ex for newbuild projects in China,

Shipping Industry Heads for Climate Protection

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At gmec, the global maritime environmental congress (gmec) during SMM in Hamburg, high-profile business and science experts discussed how the global shipping industry can achieve the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) environmental goals while continuing to provide its services at competitive prices.

Coast Guard Approves Wärtsilä BWMS

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The technology group Wärtsilä’s Aquarius EC Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has been granted Type Approval by the United States Coastguard (USCG) authorities.This approval verifies that the product has met the specified regulatory, technical, and safety requirements, and represents an endorsement of its design and efficiency principles.

Ecochlor Offers BWTS Compliance Guarantee

The Ecochlor BWTS (CREDIT: Ecochlor)

Ecochlor has announced what it says is the first ballast water treatment system (BWTS) compliance guarantee.The "EcoCare Compliance Guarantee" demonstrates Ecochlor's commitment to stand firmly behind their products and services.  This guarantee not only mitigates risk, but it will provide clients with

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Significant moments in naval architecture & marine engineeringThe International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM) was adopted February 13, 2004 to introduce global regulations to control the transfer of potentially invasive species. Under the Convention,

Gibdock Completes Complex BWTS Retrofit

The 34,500dwt bulk carrier Zambesi recently underwent a month-long overhaul program at Gibdock (Photo: Gibdock)

Gibraltar-based Gibdock has been gearing up to meet increased shipowner demand for ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofits and has recently completed a complex BWTS retrofit on board the 179m, 34,500dwt bulk carrier Zambesi.The 2013-built, DNV GL classed vessel, owned by Hamburg-based John T.

Envirocleanse Submits Application to US Coast Guard for Type Approval

The Envirocleanse inTank BWTS is the only applicant to date which treats ballast water during the voyage. CREDIT: Envirocleanse

Envirocleanse LLC, division of Charter Brokerage LLC, a BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY company, has announced the submission of an application to the US Coast Guard for Type Approval of its patented inTank Ballast Water Treatment System. The Envirocleanse inTank BWTS is the only applicant to date which treats ballast water during the voyage.

Scorpio Orders Ecochlor BWTS for 55 Tankers

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Shipowner Scorpio Tankers has signed a deal to retrofit roughly half of its product carrier fleet with ballast water treatment systems (BWTS).The deal will see U.S. based BWTS manufacturer Ecochlor, Inc. supply 55 systems for Scorpio's product carriers ranging between 38,000 to more than 100,000 DWT.

CMA CGM Selects BIO-SEA BWMS for 17 Containerships

A skid-mounted BIO-SEA ballast water treatment plant (Image: BIO-UV Group)

CMA CGM, one of the world’s largest container carriers with a fleet of 454 vessels, has contracted France-based BIO-UV Group to supply its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment systems to 17 containerships, including newbuilds and retrofits.Nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled 22,000TEU vessels currently

Jamaica Passes Bill to Manage Ballast Water Carried By Ships

Robert Montague, Minister of Transport and Mining. Photo: Jamaica Information Service

 The House of Representatives passed the Ballast Water Management Bill, which is aimed at protecting Jamaica’s marine environment, said Jamaica Information Service, a government agency.   The legislation seeks to implement measures to prevent ships entering Jamaica’s waters from introducing foreign aquatic species and diseases into the country.

Monitoring and Enforcement of Ballast Water Convention

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 Identifying organisms and microbes in ballast water, as well as monitoring port marine life where ballast water may be released, are key for countries preparing to enforce International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Ballast Water Management Convention.    The treaty entered into force globally on

IMO Workshop Addresses Impacts of Fouling

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 The build-up of aquatic organisms on a ship’s underwater hull and structures is known as biofouling. This can introduce potentially invasive non-native aquatic species to a new area. Fouling can also slow down a ship and impact on its energy efficiency.    An International Maritime Organization (IMO) regional workshop in  Port of Spain,

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