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Bryant's Maritime Consulting


This site is intended to familiarize the reader with issues of significance to legislators and regulators and explain how they might impact the maritime community.  Most of the time, new developments are presnted in a straight-forward manner.  Sometimes, though, I will include my own perspective on an issue.  My perspective is just that – my own.  I welcome comment on the various topics presented – whether in support or disagreement.

    logo11 Let the BWM games begin

    In the October 2016 edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, you can find my article entitled "Let the BWM games begin". The 2004 Ballast Water Management Convention finally received sufficient ratifications and will enter into force on 8 September 2017. The IMO is scrambling to amend the Convention to address known problems. Meanwhile, the US Coast Guard has finally received applications for ballast water management system (BWMS) type-approvals. Things have suddenly gotten very interesting.