NBIC has been receiving ballast water reporting forms from ships that arrive to U.S. ports from overseas since July 1, 1999. Federal law (
As of July 2010, data from Ballast Water Management Reporting Forms from overseas arrivals (vessels that have operated outside the US and Canadian EEZs just prior to arrival) to the Hudson River (ports north of the George Washington Bridge) and the Saint Lawrence Seaway (Massena, NY and Montreal, ON) are included in the NBIC online database. Note:
Data Search Instructions
Tabular data are summarized by port in "Table 1 - Ship Arrivals (Summary by Port)". Individual ship arrival records are listed in "Table 2 - Ship Arrival Records" and individual ballast tank records corresponding to ship arrivals are displayed in "Table 3 - Ballast Tank Records." Records can be linked between Table 2 and Table 3 using the ReportID.
See the Glossary of Terms index page for definitions relating to the database search.
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Data Use Agreement and Database Access