News & Updates

INSB_Class 27th April, 2017


The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has recently published its Annual Port State Control (PSC) Report and Annual Class Performance List for 2016.

The report provides key statistics related to enforcement of international requirements with regard to foreign flag vessels calling in US ports as well as on the safety performance of Flag States and Recognized Organizations.


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INSB_Class 27th March, 2017


Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) acceded to the BWM Convention on 19 October 2016, whereby recently issued a dedicated Merchant Marine Circular (refer to PMA MMC-345) with instructions for the implementation of the BWM Convention to Panamanian flagged vessels.

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INSB_Class 16th March, 2017


USCG  |  BWM Extension Program update


On 6th March 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard issued an update to procedures for requesting extensions for compliance with Ballast Water Management regulations found at 33CFR part 151.

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