Monday, January 30, 2017
Press Releases

Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System again chosen for new container vessels

Four new 3300 TEU container vessels being built for the French shipping group, CMA CGM, will feature Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is the third series of vessels...

January 30, 2017
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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
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

EPA Finalizes New Vessel General Permit to Protect U.S. Waters from Invasive Species

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final vessel general permit regulating discharges from commercial vessels, including ballast water, to protect the nation’s waters from ship-borne pollutants...

April 2, 2013
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Friday, March 23, 2012
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Danger of Pressing Up Ballast Tanks

– George Radu, Thomas Miller (Americas) on behalf of the UK P&I Club In a recent case an entered vessel pressed up its ballast tanks in order to optimize trim...

March 23, 2012
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Oil Spill

New Ballast Water Rules – CG Proposal Announced

Via AP: The Coast Guard on Thursday proposed national standards for regulating the release in port of ships’ ballast water, which can introduce new, sometimes detrimental species to U.S. ecosystems....

August 28, 2009
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ballast Free Ships

University of Michigan researchers are investigating a radical new design for cargo ships that would eliminate ballast tanks, the water-filled compartments that enable non-native creatures to sneak into the Great...

October 23, 2008
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