A closer look at NVIC 01-18 and BWMS compliance date extensions

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 BWMS that is expected to receive type approval in the near future.
The USCG stated that “These requests should include specific documentation clearly indicating the system is expected to receive Coast Guard type approval within 12 months of the vessel’s current compliance date. Documentation should
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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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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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