INTERTANKO’s Environment Director, Tim Wilkins, will provide a summary of how the entry into force of IMO’s BWM Convention will impact the tanker industry. Together with Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer at Choice Ballast Solutions, they will also provide a review of current US type approved ballast water management systems on the market.
In a nutshell, the seminar will cover:
1. Significant issues owners should focus on with the entry into force of the BWMC (8th September), e.g. implementation schedules, undertaking ballast water exchange, contingency measures when BWMSs fail, etc.
2. The latest regarding the USCG regulations and in particular type approvals.
3. An overview of US type approved BWMS, looking at their operational profiles and possible limitations.