ECM Client Alert 05-2017: Update on the Ballast Water Management Extension Program

The US Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) updating their enforcement policy under the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extension Program. If a USCG type-approved BWM system is not available for a vessel, and compliance with the other approved BWM methods is not possible, the vessel owner/operator may apply for an extension of the vessel's compliance date.

MSIB 03-17 (3/6/17) clarifies the duration of extensions than can be expected.

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