Posted: March 13, 2019
U.S. Coast Guard: Ballast water compliance date extensions - next scheduled drydock
The following is excerpted from an article posted on the Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog. The complete article is available online.
The Coast Guard understands vessel owners and operators face many challenges in selecting and installing a ballast water management system (BWMS) to meet U.S. Coast Guard regulations. We have reconsidered our interpretation of "next scheduled drydocking" with regard to 33 CFR 151 Subparts C and D and are providing additional guidance on what constitutes entry into drydock and the end of an extension period.