Commercial Vessel Compliance

10/26/2015: Ballast water management program update

The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin, or MSIB, 13-15 to provide an update on aspects of the Coast Guard’s ballast water management program. It includes guidance to comply with Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 151, Subparts C and D.

It also announces a change to the terms of extended compliance dates the Coast Guard will issue to vessels.

View the bulletin for full details.

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