Alfa Laval has confirmed a deal to supply 30 ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) over the next four years to the entire fleet of Oslo-based Bulkship Management.

US-based Ecochlor reports the opening of a new factory in North Haven, CT for production of the chlorine dioxide generator for its ballast water management system (BWMS) in order to meet to what it calls “a significant upsurge in orders”.

Norwegian Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) manufacturer expects to double revenues in 2019 over last a record year last year when it sold over 100 systems.

A capesize bulker has been successfully refloated after grounding in near Virginia Beach on Thursday.

The fire hit Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express is to be towed to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) through the General Directorate of Merchant Marine's Department of Maritime Accident Investigation has assigned an investigator to carry out asafety investigation into the fire suffered by the Panama-flagged car carrier Sincerity Ace.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released pictures and video of the rescue operations undertaken for the car carrier Sincerity Ace which suffered a serious fire in the Pacific on 31 December 2018.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has suspended the search for the remaining missing crew member from the stricken car carrier Sincerity Ace, while the bodies of four others have been located but are unresponsive.

The search continue for two seafarers missing following a serious fire on board the car carrier Sincerity Ace while three others are feared dead.

De Nora reports that its Balpure ballast water treatment system has received US Coast Guard (USCG) approval, becoming the 15th BWTS to be certified by the USCG.

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