The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, a proposed addition to the U.S. defence bill, risks making the Great Lakes highly vulnerable to aquatic invasive species.
The act proposes to exempt ballast water discharges from the federal Clean Water Act. It also… Continue reading
Agreement by the Government of Peru to accede to the International Maritime Organisation’s Ballast Water Convention has brought the regulations to the brink of implementation.
The Convention is intended to limit the transport of invasive species in ship’s ballast… Continue reading
The Kong Kong Government of Hong Kong plans to implement the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention), according to a note published to ship owners, operators, masters, classification societies and shipbuilders.
The Anti-Fouling… Continue reading