A year from now September 2024, all vessels subject to the BWM Convention (all ships over 400 GT minus some exceptions) must meet the performance standards contained in regulation D-2, meaning that ships without a ballast water treatment system must install an approved system before the official deadline.
Brief Introduction to BWMS (Ballast Water Management Systems)
A Ballast Water Management System (BWTS) is a specialized equipment and process used on all kinds of vessels to manage the ballast water they take on board and discharge during their voyages. Ballast water is essential for maintaining a ship's stability, but it can also carry invasive species, which can affect ecosystems when released in different geographical places. These non native species can affect the receiving environment and consequently have serious ecological, economical and medical impact.
BWMS helps prevent the spread of these invasive species by treating and/or cleaning the ballast water before discharge. Thus the system ensures that the ship meets environmental regulations associated with ballast water exchange at sea.
Gard P&I Club Experts: BWMS Regulations are Getting Tighter
According to the Norwegian Gard Club starting from September 8 of year 2024, all vessels subject to the BWM Convention must meet the performance standards contained in the D-2 regulation. As a result vessels without a ballast water treatment system must install an approved system before the mentioned deadline.
You can read the full Gard Club article here:
Oceantech Shipping and Trading Ltd along with Eurofins Maritime Services have introduced to the marine market a complete list D2- Commissioning tests for BWMS. The staff of Eurofins and Oceantech has been engaged in tests of BWMS since 2007. Tests and analyses are conducted in accordance with the IMO, United States Coast Guard, and EPA requirements.
Person in Charge: George Panitsidis
Should you need any further information regarding Ballast Water Management Tests, do not hesitate to contact us:
Tel: +30 2130337678