In response to an unprecedented coral disease outbreak called stony coral tissue loss disease, the Coast Guard is urging vessel owners and operators to familiarize themselves with existing ballast water requirements
Analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19: Ballast water BMPs to reduce the likelihood of transporting pathogens that may spread Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has published an analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19 on the discharge of unmanaged ballast water in U.S. waters in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.
4/16/2019: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S
The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 17th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to DESMI Ocean Guard A/S, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. A complete list of ballast water treatment systems that have been approved or have type approval applications currently under review can be found on the Marine Safety Center webpage.
6/19/2018: Posidonia 2018 – Role of the Regulator
In part two of our series covering Coast Guard participation in Posidonia this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau continues his discussion at the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association’s conference on air emissions, shifting to the role of the regulator in the fast-past and ever-changing global maritime shipping industry, all in the context of ballast water management regulations.
5/24/2018: Latest updates to Marine Safety Center’s ballast water management system website
The Marine Safety Center recently updated two tools posted to its ballast water management system website to assist industry when completing the ballast water management system type approval process, or when accessing letters of intent.