The reliability and efficiency of ballast water treatment (BWT) systems will be critical to achieving regulatory compliance for shipowners in future – and any malfunctions could seriously hit commercial operations.
ClassNK has been analyzing the retrofitting status of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on its registered ships periodically since 2018.
ERMA FIRST has received an amended Type Approval from the CCS for its strong-selling FIT range of ballast water management systems and awarded a Certificate under the Authority of the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
Amendments to an international treaty aimed at preventing the spread of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water entered into force on 13 October 2019.
Chelsea Technologies’ FastBallast portable ballast water analyser has been chosen by the FPS following a thorough evaluation of portable ballast water tools available on the market.
The device, jointly developed by MOL Engineering Co., Ltd. and SATAKE, saves workload in preparing samples of ballast water prior to testing for the presence of marine organisms.
Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has been granted US Coastguard (USCG) Type Approval.
BIO-UV Group has completed successfully the testing of an enhanced BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system designed to reduce further the time in which treated water has to be held onboard prior to discharge overboard.