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WSS launches potable water testing kit

WSS launches potable water testing kit
Singapore: Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS) has launched a potable water test kit to help owners ensure they comply with the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006).

The entry into force of the MLC in August 2013 will for the first time set out regulations specifying the need to maintain high quality drinking water standards onboard ship.

To help meet this standard WSS has launched Nalfleet Potable Water Test Kit to allow crew to monitor water quality onboard ship.

“The MLC has been in the process of adoption for some time and it’s fair to say that the maritime industry may still be getting to grips with the scope and reach of its compliance requirements. Developing compliance measures to takes time and we encourage the industry to start this work immediately,” said Graham Hunter, technical sales director, chemicals for WSS Singapore.

He warned, “Ships not only need to be inspected and certified within the deadlines, they are required to continue demonstrating that compliance or risk delays or detentions.”