Amendments to update Form B of the Supplement to the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate, in relation to segregated ballast tanks, also enter into force on 1 March 2018. See more at http://safety4sea.com/amendments-to-iopp-certificate-now-effective/
Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (BEMA) expects to finalise its bylaws, which were issued this week, and appoint its board of directors and officers when it holds its second meeting, sometime before 8 March. See more at http://www.ballastwatermanagement.co.uk/news/view,bema-will-finalise-its-structure-and-officers-soon_50892.htm
Ballast water exchange and compliance date extensions are being phased out as temporary options for compliance with the US ballast water regulation as shipowners are now able to select and install a US Coast Guard type approved ballast water treatment system. Read More. Credits: Marine Insurance P&I Club News
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has denied appeals to allow the ‘most probable number’ method of sampling in type approval testing for ballast water management systems.