Ballast water - Status of USCG Type Approval Certificates (as per March 13, 2018)

Amendments to MARPOL Annex V enters into force on March 1, 2018

Amendments to MARPOL Annex V (Garbage) concerning substances that are harmful to the marine environment and form of Garbage Record Book were adopted by resolution MEPC.277(70) in October 2016 and will enter into force on 1 March 2018. 

What needs to be done?
Vessels are required to implement the followings by 1 March 2018:
- Garbage Record Book with the new format should be provided on board.
- Garbage Management Plan and Placards should be revised in accordance with the new amendments.

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Publication - Introduction to MARPOL Annex V, incl. checklist
The revised MARPOL Annex V entered into force on 1st January 2013 and this publication will help the crew to understand the minimum requirements of MARPOL Annex V. The publication includes a checklist for compliance with MARPOL Annex V.  Contact us for more information.

August 28, 2017

Ballast water - Status of USCG Type Approval Certificates (as per June 13, 2017)


Publication - IMO Polar Code
An updated version of our publication 'IMO Polar Code' is published. Contact us for more information.
May 8, 2017

Press Release - A5 Marine Technologies AB and Loipart AB
Loipart Group, a world-leading supplier for marine galley equipment, provision rooms and laundry systems, strengthen and expand its business with own designed systems and equipment for ship-generated garbage together with the new partner company A5 Marine Technologies AB. The founders of A5 Marine Technologies have for many years been working with environmental development within the maritime and offshore sector with focus on ship-generated garbage and have as a forerunner earned a good reputation in the market when it comes to cost-effective, compliant solutions and environmental expertise.

December 13, 2017

Ballast water - Optimarin first BWT system supplier to obtain USCG approval
Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin AS is celebrating today after becoming the first system supplier to gain full USCG type approval. The development, which adds to IMO approval and certification from a host of classification societies, means Optimarin's environmentally friendly UV-based technology now leads the market in terms of global compliance.


Clean Ship Scandinavia AB is representing Optimarin AS In Sweden.
December 3, 2016


Coming events

Past events

Viking Ice Consultancy Polar Code Course
Week 50, 2017, Kalmar, Sweden

Speaker at the 11th Arctic Shipping Summit
29-30 November 2017, London, UK

Speaker at 2nd Int. Green Shipping Summit 
16-17 October 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Viking Ice Consultancy Polar Code Course
Week 40, 2017, The Yacht Club of Monaco

Speaker at the 9th Arctic Shipping Summit
21-22 September 2016, London, UK.

Presentation from conferences can be found here.

Food waste - Clogged pipes downstream the disposer?
Food waste is one of the most difficult waste to handle on board as it biodegrades readily and contribute to odour. Historically a simple disposer has been installed under the sink in the galley and no attention has been paid to where the ground food waste has been discharged...
  • Common with clogged pipes downstream the disposer/macerator!
  • Quarantine waste which requires special handling in port

Contact us - we have the solutions for you!