Sampling guidelines delay BWT ratificationTaken from: Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery April/May 2012
The IMO Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) has agreed changes to draft ballast water sampling and analysis guidelines that will be used by Port State Control. These could potentially be very damaging to shipowners if adopted by the IMO, contrary to what had previously been agreed by its Marine Environment Protection Committee, suggests the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
A strong statement was made by the ICS at the BLG meeting and, supported by many flag states, the draft g....Please login to read the rest of this story
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