ABS MEPC 77 Brief

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#IMO┬áMarine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 77th session on November 22 – 26 and ABS just published an overview of significant issues affecting the┬á#maritime┬áindustry that progressed at this session.
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BWM System Approvals

  • Basic Approval was granted by the Committee for RADClean┬« BWMS, submitted by the Islamic Republic of Iran. RADClean treats ballast water by filtration and electrochlorination during uptake and neutralization with sodium thiosulfate prior to discharge.
  • Final Approval was granted by the Committee for JFE BallastAce┬« making use of NEO-CHLOR MARINE┬«, submitted by Japan. JFE BallastAce treats ballast water by filtration and disinfection with NEO-CHLOR MARINE, followed by neutralization during discharge using sodium sulfite.
  • Final Approval was granted by the Committee for HiBallast NF┬«, submitted by the Republic of Korea. HiBallast NF treats ballast water by electrochlorination during uptake and neutralization with sodium thiosulfate prior to discharge.
  • Final Approval was not granted by the Committee for FlowSafe┬« Ballast Water Management System that uses a combination of two methods for treatment, Sea Water Conditioning Unit (SWCU or Trident Unit) and Electro Chlorination Unit (ECU), submitted by Cyprus.

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