Mixed reactions to ballast water amendments

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius EC BWM system was one of several to have received IMO certification at MEPC 65, the company aims to be able to provide a full package of environmentally-compatible machinery and design to its customers

A proposed relaxation of the timescale for the entry into force of the International Maritime Organization’s Ballast Water Management Convention 2004 should have been welcomed by the industry, but not all interested parties see it that way.

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