Friday, 01 December 2017 12:49

Updates on ballast water requirements

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The United States Coast Guard has reported that since 2015, there has been a dramatic increase in the volume of ballast water being treated before being discharged into US waters. In 2015, about 150,000 cubic meters of treated ballast water was discharged monthly, but by 2017, the monthly discharge of treated water increased more than 10-fold to about 1.8 million cubic meters per month. There are currently six ballast water management systems (BWMS) and several additional systems now under review.  Between 2012 and 2017 USCG issued nearly 700 vessel deficiencies for ballast-related incidents of non-compliance and USCG has started an excellent 5-part Ballast Water Series covering requirements, compliance, and contingency planning.

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