- 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 BWMS that is expected to receive type approval in the near future.
- Guidance on USCG Accepted Alternate Management Systems (AMS) use and failures: The guidance differentiates between failures before a
by Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance EngineerRecently, 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 by shipowners. While many BWMS manufacturers have responded quickly in making repairs and solving problems, some are more challenging to reach when the equipment breaks down. Choice has been working with shipowners to provide onboard assessment of BWMS equipment, installation arrangement and components and to identify
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