Due to a technical issue, the NBIC web application for submitting Ballast Water Management Reports (BWMRs) was offline for several hours and vessels may not have been able to submit properly.[Read more...] about NBIC BWMR web application is back online 9 February 2022
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Due to a technical issue, BWMR submissions sent to the NBIC between January 20 and 24, 2022 may not have received a confirmation receipt indicating that the form was accepted.[Read more...] about Confirmation receipt system is working January 25 2022
The NBIC has seen an increased number of PDF Ballast Water Management Reporting forms (BWMR) that are corrupted and unable to be opened, thus requiring rejection. To ensure that your submission is processed, 1) please download a new BWMR from the NBIC, 2) make sure to download it first to your computer instead of opening in your browser, and 3) use only Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Reader version 9 or higher to complete your BWMR.[Read more...] about Important information on how to submit a Ballast Water Management Form properly
A new National Ballast Information Clearinghouse (NBIC) report is available for download which analyzes the effect of Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 07-19 on the discharge of unmanaged ballast water in US waters in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.[Read more...] about NEW: NBIC report on the analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19 on the discharge of unmanaged ballast water in U.S. waters in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean available
The US Coast Guard provided guidance and clarification on ballast water compliance date extensions and dry dock date information, which is relevant to filling out the "last dry dock date" field in the current ballast water form OMB number 1625-006 (expiration date, 31 July 2023) .[Read more...] about USCG gives guidance on ballast water compliance date extensions and last scheduled dry dock date
On 20 July 2020 the United States Coast Guard received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) adopting revisions to the Ballast Water Management Reporting Form (OMB number 1625-0069, expiration date 31 July 2023). This Reporting Form replaces all previous and expired versions.[Read more...] about New NBIC Ballast Water Management Reporting Form released and available for download: OMB # 1625-0069