John P. Dooley of Choice Speaks at Green Ship Technology

John P. Dooley photographThe 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 and will present, Ballast Water Management System Installation: Integration Engineering vs Installation Engineering on November 15, 2017 in New York City. Dooley’s presentation will focus on key considerations to help shipowners navigate this period of
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Debra DiCianna to Speak at London Shipping Week’s Intertanko Meeting

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 the tanker industry. Then, together with Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer at Choice Ballast Solutions, they will also provide a review of current US type approved ballast water management systems

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Choice’s Senior Compliance Engineer Speaks at INTERTANKO Annual Meeting

Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer at Choice Ballast Solutions recently presented at INTERTANKO’s Annual Meeting on a Review of USCG Type Approved Ballast Systems. Photo L to R: Tim Wilkins, Environmental Director, INTERTANKO; Debra DiCianna; Capt. Jennifer F. Williams, Director, Inspections & Compliance, USCG Marine Safety, Security, and Stewardship; and Joe Angelo, Directory Regulatory Affairs, INTERTANKO.
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Latest USCG Blog on Ballast Water Regulations and Compliance

Excerpts from remarks by Jeffrey Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, at CMA Shipping 2017 . . . when engineering and operational provisions are employed, we will consider extending the compliance date based on a good detailed installation plan. However, if it is not reasonable to install a type approved system, we want to see an analysis and strategy of how the owner/operator intends to achieve compliance at a future date before we consider granting an extension. To date, we’ve received over 13,600 requests for extensions, of which we’ve granted over 11,500 and
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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 BWMS' and link on individual certificates to the right.
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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 management systems.  In her role at Choice, DiCianna will be responsible for assisting clients, both shipowners and ballast water treatment manufacturers, in all matters concerning BWMS planning, installation and compliance. DiCianna is a delegate for the United States
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