More Support For MPN Method

From The Maritime Executive. Published on February 14, 2016. The U.S. Coast Guard’s December 14 decision to reject the most probable number (MPN) method for determining the efficacy of ballast water treatment systems has far reaching implications for equipment...

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Chamber Of Shipping Of America Weighs In

Letter from the Chamber of Shipping of America. Published on February 12, 2016. On December 14, 2015, the United States Coast Guard (“USCG”) issued preliminary decisions that would prevent shipping companies, including those that are members of the Chamber of Shipping...

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BWMS Makers Launch Campaign To Oppose USCG’s Testing Stance

From Ballast Water Treatment Technology. Published on January 26, 2016. Ballast water management system (BWMS) manufacturers and others have mounted a challenge to the US Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) ruling in December that the ‘most probable number’ analysis method for...

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Playing The Numbers Game

From ShipInsight. Published January 18, 2016. After eleven long years of waiting it seemed that the dreams of ballast water treatment system makers were about to come true at the IMO assembly held at the end of November. But despite the addition of three new...

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More Signatories Still Needed For BWM Convention

From The Maritime Executive. Published on January 15, 2016. Despite the addition of Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana to the list of signatory states in November, the IMO has announced that the ratifying nations' vessel tonnage remains just under the amount to trigger the...

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USCG Decision On Use Of Most Probable Number Method

From Coast Guard Maritime Commons (The Coast Guard Blog for Maritime Professionals). Published on December 14, 2015. Today, the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center informed four ultraviolet ballast water management system, or BWMS, manufacturers that the Most Probable...

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Effect Change

Together with concerned citizens, environmental groups, shipowners, marine organizations, and manufacturers, let’s urge the USCG to reconsider its decision.

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