USCG - ballast water management- update 15th September
The US Coast Guard have issued a bulletin regarding the recent ratification of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention).
It discusses differences between the BWM Convention and US requirements. It also reports that nineteen BWMS manufacturers are seeking type-approval from the US Coast Guard.
Other publications by the UK P&I Club on BWM regulations and issues may be foundhere.
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Reference is made to Circulars 1/17 and 6/17 concerning developments with respect to IMO's International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments "The BWM Convention" as well as the status of the US Ballast Water Management (BWM) Regulations.
On 11 March 2019. the US Coast Guard issued a bulletin stating that it has reconsidered its previous interpretation of ‘next scheduled drydocking’ with respect to ballast water management system (BWMS) compliance dates.
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