Water Treatment for Ships

Before September 2017 Panamanian vessels weighing over 400 tons must install ballast water treatment equipment, ranging in cost from $900,000 to $2 million.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vessels in the Panamanian merchant fleet have until September 8, 2017 to purchase and install equipment for ballast water treatment and comply with the international convention for the control and management of ballast water and sediments.

Rommel Troetsch, president of the Panama Maritime Chamber, told Prensa.com that "... one of the central points is that it will impose costs on boat owners but it is an obligation for everyone who seeks to protect the marine ecosystems of each country."

"... Among some of the commitments in the agreement it is that each ship will have to keep a logbook of ballast water and an international certificate of ballast water management. This must be complied with starting from September 8, 2017 when the agreement will come into force."

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