Ballast Water Challenges Continue: Several New Things You Should Know


On December 2, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) reached a watershed moment in the implementation of its ballast water management regulations by announcing the first USCG type-approved ballast water management system (“BWMS”), a filtration/ultraviolet system manufactured by Optimarin AS, based in Norway. (Read more)

This article by Jeanne M. Grasso, partner at Blank Rome, is one in a series of articles written for Blank Rome Maritime's quarterly Mainbrace newsletter. To view the other articles in the January 2017 edition of Mainbrace, please click here.