The IMarEST Ballast Water Special Interest Group is hosting a technical Compliance Monitoring Workshop to explore advancing development of standardised verification protocols for compliance monitoring using indicative analysis methods. This event will bring together a broad cross-section of experts and stakeholders to establish the state of these key topics in order to share experiences gained, inform industry of where more development is required, the shipping community on what to expect, and policy makers of what is possible.
Hundreds of ships are being built and retrofitted with ballast water management systems every month in order to comply with the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and United States Coast Guard regulations. Once a system installation is complete, ships are now expected by some Administrations to undergo commissioning testing in accordance with the IMO guidance in BWM.2/Circ.70.
Once a management system is in service, ships are subject to ballast water sampling to determine compliance by port State control authorities in accordance with the “G2” guidelines in Resolution MEPC.173(58) and the US Environmental Protection Agency Vessel General Permit.
Taking place over 2 stages the Workshop will take a life-cycle approach to technical discussions focused on 3 key areas; System installation and testing prerequisites; BWMS commissioning testing; and port State control.
This workshop is sponsored by:
- DNV GL
- Golden Bear Research Centre
- Hyde Marine
- LR (venue sponsor)
Attendance: Attendance by invitation, inquiries to