Ballast Water Convention To Enter Into Force In 2017

From The Maritime Executive. September 8, 2016. Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention. The Convention will enter into force on September 8, 2017, marking a landmark step towards halting the spread of...

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Rapid Viability Assessment For Ballast Water Sampling

From ShipInsight. Published August 4, 2016. Sea-Bird Scientific claims to have advanced technology for the rapid viability assessment of phytoplankton designed specifically for ballast water analysis. Sea-Bird believe this could meet a widespread need for rapid...

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The Catch-22 With Global Ballast Water Regulations

From Water Canada. Published June 29, 2016. On a hot and summer evening in 1988, a group of researchers from the University of Windsor boarded a small vessel on Lake St. Clair to do a local survey of freshwater species. Upon inspecting a bucket of rocks from the...

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Driving Ballast Water Technology: Right Out Of Business …

From Maritime Professional. Published June 10, 2016. I must admit that I often struggle to understand where we are headed with the ballast water treatment quandary. But, every once in a while, someone puts things in perfect perspective, so even I – a former boat...

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Ballast Water: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

From The Maritime Executive. Published May 23, 2016. Like the story about the boy who cried wolf, the shipping industry has been told several times that the entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention is ‘imminent,’ says the International Chamber of Shipping...

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(No) Ballast Off A Sinking Ship

From Maritime Professional. Published April 24, 2016. I’ve been covering ballast water and invasive species for a long time; as far back as 2000, actually. In 2002, the Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland told me that “there was no more important...

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Ballast Water: Potential Discrimination On The Great Lakes

From The Maritime Executive. Published April 21, 2016. Stephen Brooks, President of the Chamber of Marine Commerce in Canada, believes ballast water management rules that are unachievable, impractical and discriminatory are being imposed by the U.S. EPA and the IMO on...

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Peru Inches BWM Convention Closer

From The Motorship. Published April 19, 2016. Peru has become the 50th member state to ratify the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention, taking the treaty even closer to ratification. The announcement was made by the Peruvian delegation to the IMO’s Marine...

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Ballast Water Treatment: IMO’s Regulation Uncertainty

From The Maritime Executive. Published April 18, 2016. IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is meeting for its 69th session this week. One of the key items on the agenda for BIMCO is the implementation of the International Convention for the Control...

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