Ballast Water Treatment

Oil Tanker Allision near New Orleans

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to an oil tanker vessel allision on the Mississippi River near New Orleans.   The incident involved one vessel, Cyprus-flagged tanker Nordbay,

HHA Examining Impact of Marine Invasive Species

Harwich Haven Authority carry out research to understand marine invasive species; Thomson Ecology appointed by the Authority to undertake research to identify gaps in marine invasive species.

Atlantis Tankers Orders 10 Optimarin BWTS

Optimarin has consolidated its position within the EX approved ballast water treatment (BWT) segment with a 10 vessel contract from Atlantis Tankers Group and its management arm Armona Denizcilik,

Ecochlor Selects Drew Marine for Global Resupply and Service Support

Ecochlor signed an agreement with Drew Marine to assist them in providing logistics support for the resupply of their BWTS precursor chemicals at selected ports and harbors globally.

Interferry: Aiming High in the Cause of Common Sense

Interferry CEO Len Roueche reviews the latest regulatory challenges impacting the ferry industry.   With U.S. origins dating back more than 40 years, Interferry

Coldharbour Marine Launches Recruitment Drive

Coldharbour Marine is reaping the benefits of last year’s consolidation and move into its new Nottinghamshire headquarters.   The additional space

BIO-SEA Approaching USCG Approval

French company BIO-UV possesses more than 15 years of experience in UV water treatment for drinking water, wastewater, industrial processes, and has mastered the

Damen's InvaSave Passes Shipboard Tests

Damen’s port solution for ballast water management on course to help compliance with upcoming IMO regulation.   More and more countries are ratifying

BWM Convention Falls Short on Tonnage

Criteria for entry into force of Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention not yet reached – further ratifications needed; insufficient tonnage

IMO Confirms No-Go Yet for BWM Convention

 Criteria for entry into force of BWM Convention not yet reached – further ratifications needed. Insufficient tonnage to trigger entry into force despite recent ratifications,

BWM Convention - Further Ratifications Needed

  Following the spate of ratifications in November 2015 of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, IMO and partner IHS Maritime & Trade have been engaged

Uncertainty Surrounds USCG BWT Standards

Stringent USCG ballast water treatment (BWT) standards must be front for mind for shipowners in 2016, says BWT systems manufacturer Optimarin   As of January 1,

BWM Convention Ratified by 47 Countries

 Ballast Water Convention ratifications by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana welcomed. Entry into force still unconfirmed   Ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention by Morocco,

RINA Group Delivers Ballast Water Management Guidance

International classification society RINA has completely revised and updated its guidance on the Ballast Water Convention and the procurement, installation, operation

Liberty Chooses Ecochlor BWTS

The Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) has been selected for installation on board Liberty Maritime Corporation’s fleet of nine U.S. and foreign flagged ro/ro and bulk carrier vessels.

Damen’s First LoFlo BWTS Delivered for RNLN Submarine

First LoFlo 60 Ballast Water Treatment System by Damen delivered for installation   Damen announced the first of its new LoFlo ballast water treatment systems

Evoqua, Drew Marine Ink BWMS Deal

  Evoqua Water Technologies and maritime solutions and logistics expert, Drew Marine, have announced a partnership to provide a full compliance package for ballast water management.

BWM Convention Doesn't Resolve U.S. Issues - ICS

ICS notes that the IMO Secretary General has announced that the Ballast Water Management Convention will enter into force worldwide from 24 November 2016, following

Ballast Water Management in the Field Put to the Test

Turner Designs, along with scientists from around the world participated in a research cruise aboard the RV Meteor, a vessel owned by the Federal Republic of Germany

The Latest on Ballast Water Mismanagement

On October 5, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a 65-page decision holding that, for the most part, the 2013 Vessel General

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