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Ballast Water Frequently Asked Questions

USCG updates Ballast Water Management (Updated July 2017). The US Coast Guard announced that an updated Ballast Water Management (BWM) Program guidance is available on its public Homeport internet portal.

Two slideshow presentations are available to provide interested readers a “BWM 101” overview of the program and a “BWM Update” on recent developments and activities.

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MSC.1/Circ. 1578 19 June 2017 The Committee approved the Guidelines on safety during abandon ship drills using lifeboats, following the amalgamation of annex 1 to the Measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats and the Interim Recommendation on conditions for authorization of service providers for lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear in the Requirements for maintenance, thorough examination, operational testing, overhaul and repair of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear.

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Danish Owners Release Ballast Water Convention Guide

The Little Blue Book on Ballast Water. Danish Shipping has launched a new guide on the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which will enter into force on September 8.

All new ships will have to be equipped with a ballast water treatment system, while existing ships will need to have systems installed from September 8, 2019 to September 8, 2024.

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Blended Edge Main Bearings
The blended edge (BE) design was introduced on thin shell white metal main bearings to better cope with crankshaft inclinations and thereby increase the resistance towards edge fatigue failures. The blended edge design is the corresponding item to the thick shell flex-edge design for MC engines.

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New Design of High-Pressure Hydraulic Hoses SL2017-639

In 2006 a new design of hydraulic hoses with protective tubing was introduced to minimize the risk of personal injury in the event of a rupture.
During service attendance we still see many ships using the old type of hydraulic hoses without the protective tubing.

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Fees for Technical Assistance and Advisory Work SL2017-642

This service letter informs MAN B&W engine owners and operators of PrimeServ’s prices on service rendered from Denmark and from our service centres around the world.
The fees are valid from March 2017 for assistance rendered by personnel based in Denmark.

Fees in Euro for Technical Service.

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