The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down the Coast Guard reauthorization bill that contained a provision exempting ships’ ballast water from Clean Water Act regulations. Read the entire article at the Duluth News Tribune.
Intertanko has published a guide to contingency options when ballast water treatment is not an option. The 19-page guide, Ballast Water Contingency Measures for Tankers, is now available to the public. Download guide here.
Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! Our goal with this newly designed site is to create an informative and user-friendly experience for our many valued clients and business contacts. The website can be visited at www.choiceballast.com. The uncluttered website design is easy to navigate with improved menu […]
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 […]
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 […]
On March 7, The USCG posted further insight on NVIC 01-18. The main points emphasized: No extensions will be granted to a vessel with an installed alternate management system (AMS) and no extensions will be granted to install an AMS. However, the Coast Guard will consider granting extensions to vessels that intend to install a […]
On 1 March 2018, RADM Nadeau signed Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) NVIC Ballast Water Management for Control of Non-Indigenous Species in Waters of the United States (NVIC 01‑18) replacing the 2004 NVIC. The NVIC is updated guidance on all aspects of ballast water management (BWM) in US waters and provides information on interactions […]
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 […]
The USCG has issued guidelines for the courses of action for a vessel bound for a port in the US with an inoperable BWMS. This guidance will apply to all ships that either use a USCG approved BWMS or an AMS approved BWMS as well as Coast Guard personnel when evaluating potential courses of action […]
The Green Ship Technology North America Conference will join with Shipping2030 to co-host experts from around the globe to speak on green ship design, green small ports and the new global environmental regulatory requirements for emission and ballast water treatment. John P. Dooley, President of Choice Ballast Solutions, is a featured speaker at the event […]
On the opening day of London International Shipping week, INTERTANKO is hosting a lunchtime seminar at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright entitled: Ballast Water – life after entry into force. INTERTANKO’s Environment Director, Tim Wilkins, will first of all provide a summary of how the entry into force of IMO’s BWM Convention will impact […]
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 (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 […]
Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) announced today that James (Jim) P. Mackey has joined the firm to further develop key accounts and cultivate new business worldwide. Jim will serve as Business Development Manager and joins Choice from a long career, spanning more than 30 years, at Hyde Marine. During his time with Hyde Marine, he was […]
John Dooley, president of Choice Ballast Solutions, will speak at the BWMTech Conference in Miami on Assurance for Shipowners: Steps to USCG & EPA Compliance on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Shipowners attend free, register at https://maritime.knect365.com/bwmtech-north-america.
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 […]
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 […]
January 1, 2016 – Ballast water management systems (BWMS) create unique challenges on tankers with hazardous areas, says John P. Dooley* Download PDF
March 3, 2015 – As the ratification process draws to a close, Ecochlor has completed a report with Choice Ballast Solutions and Netsco on improved arrangements and installation process for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) that is especially advantageous for use in large tankers. The small size, low power, predictable operational cost, and […]
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 […]