Environmental Legislation

Environmental Legislation

Information on the BWT Systems that have USCG Type Approval and also on those systems that are currently under review for USCG Type Approval (as of 16 May 2017).



INTERCARGO has submitted 2 papers to the 71st session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 71) under agenda item 4 Harmful Aquatic Organisms In Ballast Water.

The INTERCARGO Secretariat is developing a database that will contain information on Ballast Water Treatment Systems that have been fitted on Members's vessels, this information will then be shared with Full Members.

The Secretariat has been contacting Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS)  manufacturers to collect information that may be of interest to members.

The information includes;

  • Manufacturers’ experience of fitting BWTS onto new build vessels and retrofits
  • Production capacity
  • Status of USCG Approval

and can be found in document Ballast Water Update 10.04.17, see below (member login required)