It was a statement that goes to the heart of the difference between IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and the USCG standards: “we are not aware of a reliable method to detect viability.” It was made earlier this month to BWTT by Allegra Cangelosi, senior policy analyst for environmental projects and director of the Great Ships Initiative (GSI) at the Northeast-Midwest Institute in the USA. She was responding to our request for clarification about the findings of an impressive report into land-based tests carried out at its testing facility into Japan’s JFE BallastAce BWMS. Read More.