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24.08.2012 - 11:46 GMT

USCG ballast water FAQs updated

The US Coast Guard has posted a revision to its Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The revision seeks to clarify answers to No 1, Explanation of Exclusive...... More

10.02.2012 - 11:40 GMT

IMO BLG 16 - ballast water sampling update

As advised in last week’s Weekly News , the IMO’s BLG sub-Committee considered the important aspect of sampling and testing ballast water for port state control compliance purposes. The intent was ...... More

14.10.2011 - 12:55 GMT

US EPA – VGP one-time report electronic system now available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has advised that the subject electronic reporting system is now available. For each vessel covered by the Vessel General Permit (VGP) programme, the...... More

14.10.2011 - 12:27 GMT

Mediterranean States implement ballast water regime

A voluntary ballast water management regime will be implemented in the Mediterranean Sea from 1 January 2012. The regime has been agreed by all countries bordering the Mediterranean and effectively...... More


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Tim Wilkins
Regional Manager Asia-Pacific,
Senior Manager, Environmental
P: +65 6333 4007