Maritime News

Posted: Oct 21, 2022

Biofouling and in-water cleaning

AMSA Marine Notice

The purpose of this Marine Notice is to provide general information to vessel owners, operators, ports and marinas on the Australian biofouling management requirements, the Anti-fouling and in-water cleaning guidelines, the Australian in-water cleaning standards, and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2011 Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species (the Biofouling Guidelines).
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Posted: Jun 28, 2022

Mandatory BWMS Commissioning Test required from 1 June 2022

DNV

The IMO Resolution MEPC.325(75) incorporates amendments to the BWM Convention that enter into force on 1 June 2022. Vessel owners and yards shall therefore observe the new requirement for mandatory commissioning testing at the initial BWMS’s commissioning survey completed on or after 1 June 2022.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Mandatory BWMS Commissioning Test required from 1 June 2022

DNV

The IMO Resolution MEPC.325(75) incorporates amendments to the BWM Convention that enter into force on 1 June 2022. Vessel owners and yards shall therefore observe the new requirement for mandatory commissioning testing at the initial BWMS’s commissioning survey completed on or after 1 June 2022. Read more about this requirement in this statutory news.
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Posted: Jun 21, 2022

IMO update: Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78)

DNV

The 78th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 78) was held remotely from 6 to 10 June 2022. Highlights included the finalization of technical guidelines for the upcoming EEXI, CII and SEEMP regulations; approval of a proposal for a sulphur emission control area (SECA) in the Mediterranean Sea; and further discussions on the revision of the IMO GHG Strategy scheduled for 2023, and future technical and market-based measures.
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Posted: May 9, 2022

Commissioning Testing of Ballast Water Management Systems

Lloyds Registry

The Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention requires ships which haven’t already installed and commissioned a ballast water management system (BWMS), to do so at the time of the ship’s next International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate renewal survey.
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