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Ballast water management triad: administration, ship owner and the seafarer

Balaji, Rajoo and Yaakob, Omar (2014) Ballast water management triad: administration, ship owner and the seafarer. International Journal of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Mining Engineering, 8 (8). pp. 474-477.

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The Ballast Water Convention requires less than 5% of the world tonnage for ratification. Consequently, ships will have to comply with the requirements. Compliance evaluation and enforcement will become mandatory. Ship owners have to invest in treatment systems and shipboard personnel have to operate them and ensure compliance. The monitoring and enforcement will be the responsibilities of the Administrations. Herein, a review of the current status of the Ballast Water Management and the issues faced by these are projected. Issues range from efficacy and economics of the treatment systems to sampling and testing. Health issues of chemical systems, paucity of data for decision support etc., are other issues. It is emphasized that management of ballast water must be extended to ashore and sustainable solutions must be researched upon. An exemplar treatment system based on ship’s waste heat is also suggested.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ballast, water management, sustainability
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:59635
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:23 Jan 2017 00:24
Last Modified:26 Apr 2022 10:22

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