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Australia finds numerous violations among ships with ballast water systems

Australian authorities inform ShippingWatch of a "real biosecurity risk" as a study in the country's ports shows that a large proportion of ships do not meet the environmental requirements for ballast water, even if they have systems installed. In a few years, all ships will be required to have a system on board.

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The shipping industry and member states of the IMO have been presented with a study that shows several violations of environmental regulations for ships' ballast water.

The study, which Australia had inspection company SGS carry out in Australian ports, shows an error rate of 33 percent out of 31 representative tests of ballast water from ships with systems on board.

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