Ecochlor – new US “VIDA” regulation for discharges

(Apr 01 2021)

The US is planning a new set of regulations for discharges from tankers (and other vessels), including from ballast water and scrubber wash water, the “Vessel Incidental Discharge Act”. Steve Candito, CEO of Ecochlor, explained the implications.



Developments with ballast water

(Apr 01 2021)

Leasing option from Optimarin, computer training from DESMI, new fish species in Estonia, CTI’s Singapore test facility, Techcross order on heavy lift vessels.



Milestone achieved: 50 Stolt Tanker vessels now have CompactClean BWMS in operation

(Apr 01 2021)

“We are proud to announce that we now have 50 Stolt Tankers B.V. vessels commissioned and operating more than 100 CompactClean BWMS” says Rasmus Folsø, CEO in DESMI Ocean Guard A/S.



Techcross expands into anti-biofouling business

(Mar 11 2021)

Techcross, one of the leading ballast water management system manufacturers, has opened the door to a new business.



De Nora – treating ballast water via “slip stream”

(Jan 28 2021)

De Nora Marine Technologies has pioneered a method of electrochlorination ballast water treatment where the disinfectant that eliminates aquatic invasive species is generated from a low flow, separate water supply to the actual ballast water, known a...



Being sure about ballast water compliance

(Jan 28 2021)

Shipping companies have a degree of responsibility over whether they actually manage to remove organisms from ballast water before discharging. How can this be best done? We spoke to Chelsea Technologies.



U.S. Coast Guard type approval for previous-generation Alfa Laval PureBallast 2 systems

(Jan 07 2021)

On 30 December 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) issued its type approval for Alfa Laval PureBallast 2.



ABS, HHI Group and the Marshall Islands Registry JDP creates coating needing just one application

(Dec 10 2020)

Water ballast tank coating aims to benefit the environment.



First full-flow ballast water management system to receive Chinese Flag and CCS Type Approvals

(Dec 03 2020)

ERMA FIRST has received an amended Type Approval from the China Classification Society (CCS) for its strong-selling FIT range of ballast water management systems and awarded Certificate under the Authority of the Government of the People’s Republic o...



OSG selects oneTank for aftpeak ballast treatment solution

(Dec 03 2020)

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has chosen oneTank, a Seattle-based ballast water treatment system manufacturer, to provide an aftpeak ballast water treatment solution for vessels in their fleet.



UV on fore peak tank ballast systems

(Nov 12 2020)

Some tanker operators are requesting a standalone ballast water treatment system for their fore peak tank (a tank used to adjust the vessel’s trim), says BIO-UV Group.



ERMA FIRST publishes research about advantages of EC ballast water systems

(Nov 12 2020)

Leading ballast water management system manufacturer ERMA FIRST has published detailed research comparing the effectiveness of its full-flow electro-chlorination technology versus ultra-violet technologies as well as side-stream ballast water systems...



Houlder - challenges of tanker ballast installations

(Aug 27 2020)

Installing ballast water systems on tankers is proving surprisingly tricky. We spoke to maritime engineering firm Houlder about their experiences.



Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval

(Aug 13 2020)

Ecochlor is pleased to receive Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) for the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards.



Rivertrace joins forces with Prevention at Sea

(Aug 06 2020)

Market leading developers of smart water quality monitoring technology, Rivertrace Limited have integrated the multi Lloyd’s List awarded e-ORB (PAS electronic Oil Record Book) software application developed by maritime technology and marine risk pre...




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April-May 2021

Safety risks from digitalisation and decarbonisation - seafarer mental health - ABS advice on ballast water systems