Archived Ballast Water News


On Ballast Water, Time is Running Out (December 2013)

Commercial Vessel Discharges Reform Act of 2013 (H.S. 3464) (November 2013)

U.S. Ballast Water Rules Will Cost Canadians $1.1 Billion (October 2013)

Ballast Water Treatment System Test Organizations Launch GloBal TestNet group (October 2013)

Researchers Calculate the Global Highways of Invasive Marine Species (October 2013)

California Delays Ballast Water Regulation Implementation (October 2013)

USCG - Extension of BWM Implementation Schedule (September 2013)

The Economic Impacts of US Ballast-water Regulations (September 2013)

New Timetable May Ease Installation Bottleneck (September 2013)

Shipowners Association, Great Ships Initiative, Partner on Ballast Water Testing (July 2013)

National Wildlife Federation Sues EPA to Strengthen Protections Against Ballast Water Invaders (July 2013)

INTERTANKO Applauds IMO Progress on Ballast Water Management Convention (May 2013)

Scientists Map Global Routes of Ship-borne Invasive Species (May 2013)

Canadian Shipowners Protest U.S. Ballast Water Rules (April 2013)

Coast Guard Accepts Ballast Water Treatment Systems as Alternate Management Systems (April 2013)

Using Sound to Protect Aquatic Life (April 2013)

ClassNK Approves Revolutionary Minimal Ballast Water VLCC Design (March 2013)

Advanced Simulation Helps to Solve Ballast Water Management Problems (February 2013)

Novel Materials Shake Ship Scum (February 2013)

BWTS in a Box Fits in Cargo Hold (January 2013)



BWT Stakeholders Meet in Korea (December 2012)

WSU Prof Invents System To Detect Invasive Species In Ship Ballast Water (December 2012)

Congress Dumps Ballast Water Provision (December 2012)

BWMS Looms Large (November 2012)

Great Lakes Ballast Standards Subject of Enviro Debate (October 2012)

ICS Comments on Ballast Water Convention (October 2012)

S. 3570: Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (September 2012)

Speech by Koji Sekimizu Secretary-General, IMO (September 2012)

Tired of Talking Green: Sizing Up Ballast Water Treatment System Offerings (August 2012)

Dalhousie University Research Project Takes Aim at Invasive Species (August 2012)

Park Ship Outfitted With Exotics Treatment System (July 2012)

Eco-friendly Paints Could Prevent Ship Hull Biofouling (June 2012)

New Ballast Water Treatment System at Dalhousie U (June 2012)

Barge Battles Pesky Invaders (June 2012)

Sterilizing That Blasted Ballast (May 2012)

New Rules Seek to Prevent Invasive Stowaways (April 2012)

Salties Bring No New Invaders to Great Lakes, Thanks to ‘Swish and Spit’ Process (April 2012)

Fate Sealed for Northern Pike (Montana) (March 2012)

Tribe Puts Lake Roosevelt Walleye on Table – for Dinner, Debate (March 2012)

New York Amends Ballast Water Rules (February 2012)

Invasive Species Hitch A Ride . . . And Harm Our Waters (February 2012)

Protecting the Bay from Invasive Species (February 2012)

Subsea Solutions Alliance Begins Environmentally Friendly Hull Cleaning (January 2012)

NZ scientists Link Noise and Marine Pests (January 2012)



Canada Ramps up Pressure on NY over BWT (November 2011)

House OKs Bill Setting National Ballast Standard (November 2011)

SERC Study: Ballast Water Measures Are Falling Short (November 2011)

Federal Standards for Ships’ Ballast Water in U.S. Waters @OMB (November 2011)

New Ballast Water Regulations for NY to Cost Canada Billions, and Threatens Thousands of Jobs (October 2011)

UM “Barging” Into Fight vs Invasive Species (September 2011)

The Epicenter of Ballast Water Treatment Technologies (for a Day) (September 2011)

Vessels Required to Meet State as Well as Federal Permit Conditions for Incidental Wastewater Discharges (September 2011)

Walker Among Governors Asking N.Y. to Ease New Ballast Rules (September 2011)

Researchers Testing New System to Kill Invasive Species in Ballast Water (August 2011)

Top EPA Official Embraces NY’s Controversial Ballast Water Rules (August 2011)

US Court Rejects Challenge to the EPA Ballast Permit (July 2011)

The Battle over Ballast Water (July 2011)

Ballast Water Discharge Regulations: Still Swimming Upstream (July 2011)

The Practical Realities of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (May 2011)

Foreign Species Invade San Francisco Bay (May 2011)

First Chinese Orders Received for Unitor Ballast Water Treatment Systems (March 2011)

Ship Container ‘Stepping Stone’ Risk for Alien Invaders (March 2011)

No Seaway Shutdown (February 2011)

Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Working Group releases ballast water management report (February 2011)



ESA Satellite Data Reduces Invasion Of Alien Species (December 2010)

VIDEO: Cal Maritime Academy’s Training Ship Testing Ballast Water Treatment (December 2010)

U.S. DOT Announces $4M Investment to Combat Invasive Species in Great Lakes (November 2010)

What Lurks Beneath: Bay Area’s Battle with Invasive Species in Ballast Water (November 2010)

New York Ballast Regulation a Victory Over Great Lakes Invasive Species (June 2010)

Globallast Forum (April 2010)

Environmental ‘Blockade’ Threatens Seaway (April 2010)

Update on Implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention (IMO) (March 2010)

Ballast Water Treatment Market Remains Buoyant (March 2010)

Court Upholds New York State’s Tough Ballast Water Rules (February 2010)

OceanSaver announces Ballast Water Management System contract for large ships (January 2010)



Coast Guard Considers New Rules to Regulate Ballast; Takes up Where Congress Left Off – Great Lakes Echo (October 2009)

Slimy-skinned Ships to Slip Smoothly Through the Seas (September 2009)

Bill Introduced to Implement Anti-Fouling Convention – Clean Hull Act of 2009 (H.R. 3618) (September 2009)

Research from San Francisco Bay: The Role of Containerships as Transfer Mechanisms of Marine Biofouling Species (July 2009)

Federal Prosecution for Ballast Water Violation (July 2009)

Treating Ballast Water Could Fight Invasive Species : NPR (July 2009)

Washington Adopts New Ballast Water Rules (June 2009)


Ballast-free Cargo Ship Could Slow the Spread of Invasive Species

RBT Signs Deal with Wilhelmsen Maritime Services on Ballast Water Treatment System (June 2008)

Clean Boating Act of 2008 (S. 2766) Introduced, Would Exempt Recreational Vessels from the Requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (March 13, 2008)


Court Vacates Federal Regulation Excluding Ballast Water Discharges from Clean Water Act (September 2006)

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