USCG - BWMSs are not 'plug and play'
The US Coast Guard issued a bulletin advising that the installation and operation of ballast water management systems (BWMSs) on ships will require work specific to each vessel and its overall situation. Owners and operators should not expect that 'plug and play' will be appropriate.
Members can read the full US Coast Guard bulletinhere
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