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What does BWE stand for?

Ballast Water Exchange


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Samples in periodicals archive:
Zones in the Caribbean region where distance from shore and water depth meet International Maritime Organization guidelines for ballast water exchange are extremely limited.
For example, the ballast water exchange method is a leading ballast water control, (56) but is often criticized because it does not fully accomplish the goal of limiting introductions of AIS.
The majority of commercial vessels currently use ballast water exchange as a means of minimizing the distribution of viable aquatic species.
Evergreen has implemented an aggressive ballast water exchange program and has achieved 100 percent compliance with that program for the past three months.
The Act requires mandatory ballast water exchange in the open ocean for ships entering the Great Lakes region, initiates a national ballast water reporting program, and outlines a voluntary ballast water exchange program for the rest of the country that could become mandatory should the Coast Guard determine that shippers are not complying with the voluntary standards.
An application will also be submitted to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for approval of the EVTN/Maritime Solutions' Ballast Water Treatment System to be accepted as the alternative to ballast water exchange.

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