Panama’s Jorge Barakat Pitty presents accession letter to IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim. Credit: IMO

US type approval of BWMS likely delayed

The US Coast Guard has asked three ballast water equipment manufacturers to submit additional information to their pending applications which will likely delay a US type-approved system long-awaited by shipowners. “For each of the systems, […]

A new proposal for ballast water

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediment was adopted by the International Maritime Organisation in London, the day before Valentine’s Day in 2004. It has been so unloved […]