Monday, April 8, 2019
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Maritime News

Microbes in Ballast Water Can Show Where a Ship Came From

A rapid scan of the environmental DNA in ballast water can show whether ships are following rules meant to prevent the spread of invasive species and disease. By Bradley van...

April 8, 2019
Total Views: 15

Monday, June 19, 2017
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ICS Urges IMO to Finalize Ballast Water Implementation Dates

The global shipping industry is urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to back a proposal to push back the implementation dates for installing new ballast water treatment systems on ships...

June 19, 2017
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Maritime News

Shipping On Right Course for the Ballast Water Management Convention

By Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping The Ballast Water Management Convention (the Convention), aimed at establishing standards and procedures to prevent the spread of aquatic organisms, enters...

March 14, 2017
Total Views: 18

Friday, December 2, 2016

U.S. Coast Guard Issues First Ballast Water Management System Type-Approval Certificate

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center today issued the first U.S.C.G. Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer Optimarin AS after a detailed review of the type...

December 2, 2016
Total Views: 18

Friday, September 16, 2016
Maritime News

Showing Shipowners the Way on Ballast Water

With entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Convention now set for September 2017, owners have been calling on a Finnish naval architecture and marine engineering firm to provide an independent...

September 16, 2016
Total Views: 34

Friday, September 9, 2016
Maritime News

‘Landmark’ Ballast Water Management Regulations Set to Enter Into Force

Long-awaited international regulations meant to combat the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast are set to enter into force in September 2017, the International Maritime Organization announced...

September 9, 2016
Total Views: 14

Monday, October 5, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Court Orders EPA to Rewrite Ballast Water Discharge Rules

  By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court in New York ordered the government to rewrite its rules regulating the discharge of ballast water...

October 5, 2015
Total Views: 4

Friday, April 24, 2015
Maritime News

Ballast Water Treatment Spending Set to ‘Explode’

Investments in ballast water treatment are set to surge on the ratification of global environmental legislation that would help regulate vessels’ water discharges, according to a new report by Global Water Intelligence.

April 24, 2015
Total Views: 11

Monday, March 16, 2015
Maritime News

IMO-BBC Short Film: Invaders from the Sea

The International Maritime Organization partnered with renowned BBC Wildvision to produce this short film, titled Invaders from the Sea, offering unique insight into an important environmental issue: the transfer of...

March 16, 2015
Total Views: 58

Monday, December 22, 2014
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IMO Secretary Meets with ICS to Discuss Ballast Water Management Convention

This morning, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met with the chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr. Masamichi Morooka, to discuss the ICS’ position on the ratification of the 2004...

December 22, 2014
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Maritime News

New Suez Canal May Speed Invasion of Species Into Mediterranean

HERZLIYA, Israel, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Some surprising traffic passes through the Suez Canal each day. Beneath the decks of the giant cargo ships that flow through the man-made channel,...

November 26, 2014
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Turkey Ratifies Ballast Water Management Convention

The world is a step closer today to tackling one of the most serious threats to the ocean environment, the spread of invasive organisms via the ballast water systems of...

October 14, 2014
Total Views: 19

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Pasteurizing Ballast Water?

“Nobody thought it was possible,” commented Kim Diederichsen, CEO of BAWAT AS, a Danish company that it releasing to the shipping industry the first type-approved ballast water treatment system utilizing the...

October 9, 2014
Total Views: 57

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GEA Westfalia Separator BallastMaster ultraV Awarded USCG AMS certificate

Via GEA Westfalia PRESS RELEASE – The BallastMaster ultraV developed by GEA Westfalia Separator for ballast water treatment has been awarded the “Alternate Management System” (AMS) certificate. The approval was awarded...

December 11, 2013
Total Views: 10

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Press Releases

ERMA FIRST BWTS Receives AMS Acceptance Letter from USCG

ERMA FIRST S.A. is one of the very few companies in the world to have received an Alternate Management System (AMS) Acceptance letter from U.S.Coast Guard for its Ballast Water...

December 11, 2013
Total Views: 12

Thursday, November 21, 2013
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Engineering News

Ballast Water Treatment Costs Could Promote Accelerated Ship Scrapping

Ship owners have been facing an environment of increasing operating costs. Rising fuel prices, low sulfur fuel requirements, port fees and special surveys are just some of the issues that...

November 21, 2013
Total Views: 435

Monday, November 4, 2013
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Engineering News

Wärtsilä: Retrofiting Emissions Scrubbers or Ballast Water Treatment Systems is Feasible

The following is an informational bulletin from gCaptain sponsor Wärtsilä Upcoming environmental regulations will affect existing vessels, and as a consequence there is a growing demand for exhaust gas cleaning and...

November 4, 2013
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 1, 2013
UK P&I Club

Ballast Water Convention | UK P&I Club Highlights Key Issues

In the wake of the forthcoming legislation on ballast water, the UK P&I club has published an updated report highlighting a number of key issues that need to be addressed before...

August 1, 2013
Total Views: 2

Thursday, June 13, 2013

DNV Gains USCG Acceptance for Ballast Water Management Systems

DNV has become the first class society to achieve the status of an Independent Laboratory (IL) for the evaluation, inspection, and testing of ballast water management systems.

June 13, 2013
Total Views: 1

Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Invasive Green Crabs are Eating Their Way North into Maine

By Dave Sherwood FREEPORT, Maine, May 30 (Reuters) – An invasion of European green crabs, encouraged by rising ocean temperatures, is eating its way north through Maine’s clam flats, threatening...

May 30, 2013
Total Views: 26