Ballast Water Management compliance – countdown to September 2019
Installation deadlines approved in July 2017 by the IMO for ballast water management systems were delayed by two years for many shipowners until after 8 September 2019, but concern persists regarding the applicability of ultraviolet- or chemical-based filtering systems, as well as misinformation in the industry about their effectiveness.
Even more concerning for vessels that de-ballast in the United States - which has a separate enforcement regime - the U.S. Coast Guard is taking a much harder line on how much more time they’re willing to give shipowners on compliance extensions now that there are 10 ballast water equipment manufacturers type-approved for use in the U.S. There is growing concern that the US approach will add additional costs for shipowners required to drydock earlier than they had anticipated.
Fairplay has assembled a distinguished panel of experts from industry and government to participate in a live one-hour webinar to help shipowners and operators, management companies, naval architects, shipyards, naval engineers and others see more clearly through the haze.
This webinar is sponsored by leading ballast water equipment manufacturer, Wärtsilä.
This event will take place on the 13 November 2018 at 2.30 BST.