The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its ninth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the BALPURE Ballast Water Management System manufactured by De Nora Water Technologies. MSC will […]
This blog highlights guidance provided in the recently released NVIC 01-18, “Ballast Water Management For Control Of Non-Indigenous Species In Waters Of The United States,” regarding requests for compliance extensions.
The offices of Operating and Environmental Standards and Commercial Vessel Compliance announced March 1, 2018, the availability of Navigation and vessel Inspection Circular 01-18, “Ballast Water Management For Control of Non-Indigenous Species in Waters of the United States,” to inform maritime industry and Coast Guard personnel and provide guidance to ensure a more complete understanding of, and maximum compliance with, ballast water management requirements.
Policy Letter 18-02 provides guidance to vessel masters, owners, operators, agents, and persons in charge of vessels as well as Coast Guard personnel when evaluating potential courses of action when a vessel destined for a U.S. port has an inoperable ballast water management system.
We hope you enjoyed Rear Adm. Nadeau’s ballast water series last week. As a bonus, in this post Maritime Commons is providing a summary of questions asked of Coast Guard panelists and their responses during September’s 4th Annual BWMTech North America Conference.