12/1/2017: Ballast Water Series Part 5 – Contingency planning for ballast water management

In the final blog of our five-part series on U.S. ballast water requirements, Rear Adm. Nadeau discusses the importance of contingency planning and the ballast water management plan.


11/30/2017: Ballast Water Series Part 4 – The “plug and play” ballast water management system

Ballast water management is closely linked to the ability to load or discharge cargo in real time. In the fourth blog in our ballast water series, Rear Adm. Nadeau discusses why owners shouldn’t expect “plug and play” BWMSs, but instead should require the same level of diligence, analysis, and integration they would give to any other aspect of a cargo management system.


11/29/2017: Ballast Water Series Part 3 – Coast Guard BWMS type approval program update

The third blog in our five-part ballast water series provides more information on the Coast Guard type approval program.


11/28/2017: Ballast Water Series Part 2 – The Coast Guard’s focus on compliance

This second blog in our five-part ballast water series provides more detail on the Coast Guard’s focus on ballast water management compliance.


11/27/2017: New ballast water series from Coast Guard’s assistant commandant for prevention policy

This is the first post of a new five-part series on ballast water management systems and planning, from Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy.