'Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink'

Press Release
Thursday, April 11, 2013

In response, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) launch the Nalfleet Potable Water Test Kit, which enables sea staff to monitor the quality of onboard potable water.

The enforcement of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) in August 2013 will for the first time set out regulations specifying the need to maintain high quality drinking water standards on board ship which protect crew from waterborne health risks.

The Nalfleet Potable Water Test Kit, enables sea staff to monitor the quality of the potable water network onboard ship, providing tests for common infectious bacteria and in the process reduce the risk of possible risk to health by bacteria proliferation.

The MLC, has been described as the fourth pillar of maritime regulation after SOLAS, MARPOL and STW will affect at least 40,000 ships which will need to be certified upon the convention’s entry into force. Ship owners, managers, shipyards and crew manning agencies must all understand how the MLC 2006 affects them and develop and implement measures to ensure on-going compliance with its requirements.

“The quality of fresh water onboard ship may seem a small part of the overall picture but in fact it is very significant, both in terms of crew health protection and in avoiding possible detention for non-compliance," says Graham Hunter, Technical Sales Director, Chemicals, WSS Singapore.

The basic Nalfleet Potable Water Kit includes test equipment for E Coli & Coliform bacteria, chlorine and pH, as well as an incubator and UV Lamp for detection of E Coli bacteria. The inclusion of the incubator ensures a controlled temperature environment and therefore consistent results of bacteria tests. Also included is a comprehensive instruction manual and a video showing how to carry out testing to support crew training and competence.

Owners may also construct a more comprehensive kit including tests for total bacteria count (HPC), Legionella bacteria, colour, turbidity, Intestinal Enterococci, depending on the specific requirements of their flag state.

The kit is available for immediate supply from WSS Service centres in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
 

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