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 : 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 […]


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