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Ballast Water Management System Clarification Expected at MEPC 71

Ballast Water Management (BWM) System (BWMS) legislation will be clarified at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 71 this July, with a decision by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as to whether the effective compliance date Continue reading...

Ballast Water Management – 2016 and Beyond

Simon Bonnett, Safety & Technical Manager (London) outlines the status of ballast water management regulations, problems facing owners and operators, and the need for responsive flag administrations  The International Convention for the Control Continue reading...

Ballast Water Management Convention – Next Legislative Steps

An overview of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments was delivered by Dr. Theofanis Karayannis, Technical Officer, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization at the Panel Continue reading...

Making Sense of the Regulations

Sitting in International Registries, Inc.’s (IRI’s) London office in front of shelf upon shelf of maritime conventions, codes, guides, circulars, and advisory notes, Regulatory Manager Rob Lomas has a big job on his hands. Every ship operator, large Continue reading...

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