Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extension Program Update

Vessel owners/operators are required to comply with the U.S. ballast water regulations provided in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 151, Sections 151.1510 or 151.2025.  Upon a vessel’s compliance date, these regulations require use of one of the approved ballast water management methods listed in the regulations. One of the approved methods is installation and operation of a U.S. type-approved ballast water management system (BWMS).  Information about Coast Guard type-approved BWMS is available at the Coast Guard “Maritime Commons” blog, Maritime Information Exchange (CGMIX), and Homeport internet portal… Continue Reading Here. 

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