Environmental Legislation

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.

Paper MEPC 71/4/19 - Challenges faced by bulk carrier owners and operators

This paper describes the challenges that retrofitting a BWTS on to those vessels that use gravity discharged Top Side Tanks and proposes a draft amendment to regulation B-3.

Paper MEPC 71/INF.20 - Information on the technical and operational challenges of retrofitting ballast water treatment systems on existing bulk carriers

This paper describes some of the other challenges (such as powering requirements, availability of space) faced by the bulk carrier industry.

Both papers are availble for download below.