DESMI Ocean Guard supports Conference “Implementation of the BWMC in Russia” as its Sponsor
DESMI Ocean Guard supports Conference “Implementation of the BWMC in Russia. What needs to be done by September?” as its Sponsor.
The Conference organized by Media Group PortNews with the assistance of the Russian Ministry of Transport will be held in Moscow, at the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation, on 27 February 2017.
The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC 2004) will enter into force on September 8, 2017. The BWMC was adopted in order to prevent or minimize the spread of harmful aquatic organisms from one region to another, by establishing standards and procedures for the management and control of ships' ballast water and sediments.
Under the Convention, the ports and terminals where cleaning or repair of ballast tanks occurs, are required to have adequate reception facilities for the reception of sediments, taking into account relevant guidelines of IMO. All possible efforts shall be made at such treatment facilities to avoid a ship being unduly detained or delayed. Besides, the sediment reception facilities shall take such steps as will ensure that the ship shall not discharge Ballast Water until it can do so without presenting a threat of harm to the environment, human health, property or resources.
All ships in international traffic are required to manage their ballast water and sediments to a certain standard, according to a ship-specific ballast water management plan. All ships will also have to carry a ballast water record book and an international ballast water management certificate. The ballast water management standards will be phased in over a period of time. As an intermediate solution, ships should exchange ballast water mid-ocean. However, eventually most ships will need to install an on-board ballast water treatment system.
The Parties involved should ensure training of the personnel involved, appoint an officer who would be responsible for implementation of a Ballast Water and Sediments Management Plan.
DESMI Ocean Guard develops and sells ballast water treatment systems for the removal of living organisms from ships' ballast water. The company has developed type approved ballast water treatment systems and is located in Norresundby, Denmark.
The mission of DESMI Ocean Guard is to develop, manufacture and sell IMO and USCG certified BWTS that reliably meet the IMO and USCG discharge standards, with the lowest total cost of ownership. Provide efficient worldwide support through the global DESMI organization and our partners - all the way from engineering and planning of installation of systems, to commissioning and service of systems in operation.
DESMI A/S celebrated the company's 180th anniversary in 2014 and is one of the oldest companies in Denmark.
DESMI A/S operates globally in sale and sourcing of components.