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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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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Choice Ballast Solutions Appoints New Business Development Manager

Jim Mackey portrait onlineChoice 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 responsible for the North American, as well as Offshore Service Vessel and Cruise Ship market segments and was part of the research and sales team that developed the Hyde GUARDIAN ballast water treatment system in
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John Dooley presents BWM Risk-based Decision Making & Compliance Assurance at Posidonia

Choice Alliance2 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 water management system selection, planning and integration engineering as well as USCG & EPA compliance requirements. For more information or to receive a copy of this presentation contact kclark@choiceballast.com.
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