News 08 Jan, 2013

USA - Ballast Water Discharge Rule - Frequently Asked Questions (Volume II)

In May 2012 Members were advised that the United States Ballast Water Discharge Rule would enter into force on 21 June 2012. In August 2012 the United States Coast Guard (USCG) published a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in relation to the new legislation. The USCG has now published a further set of Frequently Asked Questions (Volume II) addressing Alternate Management Systems (AMS) and type approval of Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS).

Further information on the United States Ballast Water Discharge Rule can be found on the USCG Ballast Water Management webpage. However, Members requiring additional guidance should contact the Loss Prevention department.