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Chair of IACS, Nick Brown Photo: IACS

New IACS requirements for BWMS take effect from July


The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has released a Unified Requirement (UR) relating to fire issues for ballast water management systems (BWMS) on ships, UR F45.