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Special Report on

Ballast Water Management

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Major progress was made on reducing emissions from ships, in achieving safer and more environmentally friendly recycling of ships, and in facilitating ballast water management, when the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met for its 58th session at IMO's London headquarters. The MEPC unanimously adopted amendments to the MARPOL Annex VI regulations so as to reduce harmful emissions of air pollutants from ships even further; approved the draft ship recycling convention for adoption at a conference in 2009; approved a number of ...
Insufficiently ballasted boats will tend to tip, or heel, excessively in high winds. Too much heel may result in the boat capsizing . When sailing vessels carried cargo, it was at times necessary to sail to a port with no cargo. In order to do this enough ballast of little or no value would be loaded to keep the vessel upright. This ballast would then be discarded when the cargo was loaded.
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
» Coast Guard proposal: Give ships 22 years to meet toughest ...
Here’s a trivia question that is sure to stump some of your wonky friends: How long will it take the U.S. Coast Guard to force freighters plying the Great Lakes to install the most effective ballast water treatment systems? A. 6 years; B. 11 years; C. 22 years; D. 30 years. The correct answer is C: 22 years. “The final standards are very good, but the schedule is much too long, excusing some ships from meeting the final standards until 2031,” said Andy Buchsbaum, co-chair of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. “That’s decades too late for the Great Lakes,” Buchsbaum said. “It’s like giving a patient ... market research, surveys and trends
Coagulation and Magnetic-Separation Solution, Hitachi Ballast ...
Tokyo, Japan, March 12, 2010 --- Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. (HQ: Tokyo; President & CEO: Masaharu Sumikawa) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (HQ: Tokyo; President: Hideaki Omiya), were granted on March 5, 2010, the first formal approval by the Japanese government for their jointly-developed Hitachi Ballast Water Purification System (ClearBallast).*1 Formal approval was based on the Procedure for Approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (G8), which is in accordance with the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments adopted by the IMO*2 in February 2004. This ... market research, surveys and trends

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BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT

Ballast Water Management and Control: An Overview
80 percent (IMO, 1997) of the world's commodities and in the process, transfers around 10 billion tons of ballast water across regions each year (IMO, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Invasive Species: National Management Plan: Survey of Federal ...
Invasive species and the problems they create are far from new. The River and Harbors Act of 1899 directed the Department of Defense's Army Corps of Engineers to manage aquatic invasive plants. State laws requiring the eradication or control of invasive weeds have been on the books for more than 100 years. Many Federal laws, authorities, and programs, as well as international agreements and treaties, have been established as part of efforts to prevent, control, and manage the many different types of invasive species and their impacts. More than 20 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Calgon Carbon Awarded $19.8-Million Contract for Ballast Water Management
announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hyde Marine, Inc., has been awarded a contract by a leading South Korean shipyard to supply Hyde GUARDIAN(R) Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Systems for several tankers being built for a major Greek ship owner. The contract is valued at approximately $19.8-million USD. Hyde GUARDIAN(R) Systems will be delivered for 10 Suez-Max Crude Oil Tankers beginning in 2011 through 2013. Hyde Marine, a recent addition to Calgon Carbon's UV Technologies Division, is a global market leader in the growing BWT market having sold ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
State researches find new non-native invasive species
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INFORMATION RESOURCES

2007 Summary of Great Lakes Ballast Water Management
Ballast Water Management on the Great Lakes Seaway System ... Today, ballast water management requirements in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Ballast Water Home Page
The California Marine Invasive Species Program is charged with preventing or minimizing the introduction of nonindigenous species to California Waters from commercial vessels. More about the Marine Invasive Species Program... ***What's New*** Proposed Regulation: Amendments to Article 4.7, Performance Standards for the Discharge of Ballast Water For Vessels Operating In California Waters (Updated February 4, 2010) The Commission proposes regulations adding Section 2297.1 to Title 2, Division 3, Chapter 1, Article 4.7 Performance Standards for the Discharge of Ballast Water for Vessels Operating in California Waters. The ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
MARINE BIOINVASIONS FACT SHEET: Ballast Water Treatment Options
Unfortunately no single ballast water management technique has been able to remove all organisms or all types of organisms from ballast tanks. ...
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BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Ships and tankers. Can or do companies sells water from the ...
If the ship is in fresh water and it takes in many gallons of water for the ballast system, then goes to a "dry" or "thirsty" nation can it load up whatever product they are there for AND sell their fresh water inside there ballast system to them??? does this happen???? fresh water can also be used for watering plants....im not talking about drinking water..... 2 weeks ago No, it does not happen. Here is why... Currently, by International Maritime Law, all ships are now required to exchange ballast water beyond the EEZ, (that means it must be done in an area more than 200 nautical miles from any shore and in waters more than ...
Question: High level trends/ themes in the rail, marine, shipping ...
Looking for high level themes in the rail, marine, shipping and aerospace markets What are the key issues facing these industries, trends, themes, etc? Question clarification by blucken on Tue 7 Oct 2008 - 3:33 pm UTC: bobbie - any chance we can get this today early afternoon EST? thanks Question clarification by blucken on Tue 7 Oct 2008 - 6:04 pm UTC: need this by late afternoon or may need to cancel - any way to update me on status thanks Request for clarification by Researcher leader on Wed 8 Oct 2008 - 3:49 am UTC: Dear blucken: I will post an answer within 12 hours i.e. 11:30 AM Oct 8 (EST) Thanks. Request for ...