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BWMTech 2017

Join Bactest at this years essential Ballast Water event, BWMTech 2017.

Global treaty to halt invasive aquatic species enters into force

A key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water enters into force.

Australia Ratifies Ballast Water Convention

Australia has ratified the Ballast Water Management Convention, with Australia’s High Commissioner to Britain, Alexander Downer, signing the protocol in London this week.

Vega Faces Penalty for U.S. Ballast Water Release

The U.S. Coast Guard has initiated civil penalty proceedings against the operator, Vega Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, after an investigation into ballast water discharge violations by the bulk carrier Vega Mars.