Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) Update

News from The Coast Guard Blog for Maritime Professionals: “Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) Update: AIS Access and Reporting and Enforcement Data Working Group POSTED BY LT AMY MIDGETT ON JANUARY 31, 2020, Written by John Morris, Environmental Standards Division The Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) invited representatives from 55 U.S. states and territories […]

BOS joins new Green Ship of the Future (GSF) retrofit project

Green Ship of the Future (GSF) and partners initiate new retrofit project A large share of the existing global fleet is not up for renewal anytime soon, yet their environmental impact must be accounted for. Future compliance and the general energy efficiency of those vessels, will depend on the ship owners’ retrofit choices. With their […]

Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA)

The bill (S.140) including the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act of 2018 (VIDA) was signed into law by the White House on December 4, 2018 paving the way for increased consistency in ballast water management aligning the U.S. and the international standard on ballast water providing a similar framework for Type Approval. VIDA amends the USCG regulations to […]

Feasibility study with Pacific Carriers

The fundamental concept of BOS Natural Ballast came from the assumption that as 70% of the world surface is water, there must be plenty of compliant water out there. To confirm this BOS and Pacific Carriers deployed two ships to collect samples of the ballast water taken from the ports and oceans around the world. The ballast water was analysed and the results confirmed that there is more compliant water that meets the D2-standard than non-compliant.

Launch of Natural Ballast at SMM Hamburg

The new system BOS Natural Ballast set to launch at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg has been engineered to ensure that ballast water discharge standards are met at all times during the uptake and discharge. Generally, most ballast water systems involve methods of filtering off bacteria and pathogen cells larger than 50 microns in […]