June 2017 / US Coast Guard's Ballast Water Management System

Dear All,

This advice is taken from a recent UK P&I Club circular. It is recommended to know that US Coast Guard have issued their 4th Type Approval Certificate for the US Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). In the attached you will find those 4 companies along with 2 more under review.

The second attachment details the Implementation Schedule for Approved Ballast Water Management Methods.

So far, at least one vessel has already been found in violation and has had civil penalty proceedings initiated against it. The following link has details as to this.