USCG Fines Bulker for Untreated Ballast Discharge

By MarEx 2017-08-23 15:47:15 On August 16, the U.S. Coast Guard fined the newly built bulker ANSAC Moon Bear a penalty of $5,000 for discharging untreated ballast water into the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. USCG inspectors from Marine Safety Unit Portland found evidence of an unauthorized, untreated discharge when they examined the Bear’s log books. The shipowner was given… Read more →

ABS Report Reveals Key Insights into BWMS

Image: ABS ABS published a report providing insights into how industry is progressing with ballast water management (BWM) systems. Based on input provided by owners and operators with BWM systems on board their vessels, the report covers a range of topics, including installation, commissioning and operations of BWM systems. “It is important to share with all stakeholders the outcome of… Read more →

California – Ballast Water *Update*

The State of California has adopted new legislation on ballast water management, taking effect on 1 July 2017. The California State Lands Commission (SLC) has adopted new rules on ballast water management and these will take effect in the State of California on 1 July 2017. These rules codify enforcement of the Californian Marine Invasive Species Act (MISA). When calling… Read more →

ICS Class Exclusive Office in Paraguay ??

ICS Class Exclusive Office in Paraguay ?? ICS Class continues to expand its worldwide network coverage and professional certification services .New location is based at Asunción and aims to promote and expand our class and statutory certification services within the Paraguay ?? market. ICS Class, a leading Non-IACS Panamanian Class Society, provider of  ship certification services, is pleased to announce… Read more →

Paris MoU releases CIC results on MLC

Image Credit: Paris MoU The Paris MoU has released a report including the results of its latest CIC which focused on compliance with  MLC requirements. The campaign was carried out between 1 Sept to 30 Nov 2016 where a total of 3,674 inspections were carried out and a  total of 42 ships were detained. Principal grounds for detention were linked… Read more →

CIC Questionnaire on Safety of Navigation is now available

Paris MoU has released the  questionnaire for the forthcoming CIC on safety of navigation in compliance with SOLAS Chapter V. The aim of the CIC is to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention, the overall status of the vessel’s navigation safety, and the competency of crew involved in navigation operations. The Paris MoU will conduct the CIC… Read more →