News

Recap of USCG Presentation at Ballast Water Management Forum in Korea

Captain Jennifer F. Williams, Director of Inspections and Compliance for the U.S. Coast Guard, address about 250 members of the international shipping community last month during Korea Maritime Week. Williams presentation was part of a three-part Ballast Water Forum session titled “Challenges and tasks for the smooth implementation of the Ballast Water Convention.” Williams’s remarks centered […]

Guidelines for Ballast Water Management in Wider Caribbean Region Areas

A communication has been sent to the IMO from the Regional Activity Centre/Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre – Wider Caribbean Region  which include: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, […]

USCG talks about Ballast Water Management Regulations & Global Trends in the 21st Century

“The Coast Guard is increasing its focus on enforcement and compliance,” stated Rear Adm. John Nadeau.  “. . . we are actively enforcing the requirement. Every domestic and Port State Control exam assesses compliance, and failure of the exam may result in penalties. Marine inspectors will verify crew knowledge of the equipment, examine the condition […]

USCG Rear Adm. John Nadeau Speaks About the Role of the Regulator

 Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, speaks about the role of the regulator in the context of ballast water management regulations. In 2017, Port State Control examiners documented 220 ballast water management deficiencies. Most were related to incomplete record keeping, lack of a sufficient ballast water management plan, or discharge of untreated ballast […]

MEPC 72 Update

By Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions Last week at MEPC 72 was monumental due to the adoption of the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships. At the same time, the ballast water review group continued work on topics important to the type approval of ballast water […]

Debra DiCianna comments on USCG Updates with BWT Technology Magazine

Referring to a revised Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular, NVIC 01-18, that replaces one issued in 2004, Paul Gunton, Editor of the Ballast Water Treatment Technology magazine writes, “Ms DiCianna explained that one of the circular’s main implications is that compliance extensions for ballast water management systems (BWMSs) require additional documentation.” He added that Debra commented […]

Policy Letter from USCG on BWMS Inoperability Falls Short for Shipowner

by Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer Recently, the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessels Safety published CG-CVC Policy Letter 18-02. This Policy Letter provides guidelines for inoperable ballast water management systems (BWMS) bound for U.S. ports. This is welcomed information from the USCG; however, it does not cover some of the long-term problems experienced […]

USCG Shares Complete BWMS Type Approval Certificates

Due to industry requests, USCG shares complete Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificates on USCG Environmental Homeport Ballast Water website. To view the certificates and supporting documentation for operational limitations for the Alfa Laval, Optimarin and Oceansaver BWMS go to :   http://homeport.uscg.mil/ballastwater Scroll down to left sidebar for ‘Type Approvals’ link. Go to ‘New Approved […]

Choice Ballast Solutions engages Debra DiCianna as Senior Compliance Engineer

Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice), a global provider of ballast water treatment planning, installation and compliance, is pleased to announce the hiring of Debra DiCianna as Senior Compliance Engineer. DiCianna’s career in the maritime industry spans over 25 years with extensive experience in the compliance and operational issues of shipowners and the design/performance of ballast water […]

John Dooley presents BWM Risk-based Decision Making & Compliance Assurance at Posidonia

John Dooley, president of Choice Ballast Solutions, participated in a two-part workshop that was attended by delegates of the BWM Summit at Posidonia. The workshops included, BWMS Retrofit Challenges by Argo Navis and Dooley presented, Risk-based Decision Making & Compliance Assurance for Shipowners. This one hour session focused on case studies of risk in ballast […]

Dooley to speak at 3rd BWM Summit

John P. Dooley, President of Choice Ballast Solutions, will be speaking at the 3rd Annual Ballast Water Management Summit in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. His presentation, Risk of a Ballast Water Treatment System, will focus on risk assessment and mitigation – critical engineering, design and decision tools; assessing the key aspects […]

Hyde Marine Selects Partners for Engineering and Installation of Hyde Guardian Gold Ballast Water Treatment System

PITTSBURGH, PA — May 6, 2014 — Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), announced today that it has established two partnership agreements for engineering and installation of the chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) System — both domestically and internationally. Hyde Marine selected Cleveland, Ohio-based […]

CATEGORIES
Archives
MEDIA CONTACT

Kathie Clark
Director of Global Communications
kclark@choiceballast.com


Download our
Brochure

WordPress Lightbox