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Shipyard Report: Construction & Repair

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Hyde Marine has long been active in the worldwide ef- fort to control the spread of aquatic invasive species in bal- last water. Early on, Hyde supplied the Þ rst fully operational shipboard Ballast Water Treatment system. In 2003, after re- quirements were better deÞ ned, Hyde installed a state-of-the- art Þ ltration and UV disinfection system aboard the Coral Princess. This system was tested extensively on land-based installations and on board the Coral Princess in the fall of 2004. The on-board tests demonstrated the Hyde GuardianÕs capability to meet the IMO BWT Convention requirements. The U.S. Coast Guard is now moving towards certiÞ cation of BWT systems. This can take the form of an Alternate Man- agement System (AMS), which gives a Þ ve year temporary window for ß ag approved systems, or permanent type approv- al. USCG Type approval will require biological laboratory testing and shipboard tests as well. Applications for approvals will take about 60 days to get a verdict. The Þ ve-year period is designed to provide the BWMS manufacturer time to obtain USCG approval. Any vessel using an AMS must still comply with the terms and conditions of the U.S. EPA Vessel General Permit (VGP). The proposed 2013 VGP already contains dis- charge limits similar to the IMO D-2 standard. HYDE MARINEÕS SOLUTION : SIMPLE, CERTIFIED & COMPLIANT, TOO Today, Hyde could be one of the Þ rst in line to receive the Coast GuardÕs new AMS certiÞ cation. Two applications will be sent out within a month. For Hyde, its IMO testing will be conducted through G-8 and they may have to do addi- tional testing. Hyde is actively preparing for both possibili- ties. HydeÕs Guardian Ballast Water Treatment Systems have Ballast water treatment equipment manufacturer Hyde Marine provides systems for all sizes and manners of vessels, but increasingly, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Calgon Car- bon Company is being recognized for its work with offshore operators ? here and abroad. By Joseph KeefeHyde Marine, PG Marine Group Hyde Marine, PG Marine Group and OSV?s: and OSV?s: a perfect  t a perfect  tImage above: OSV Olympic Zeus was a recent, successful Hyde Marine retroÞ t project. March 2013 66 MNMN March2013 Layout 66-75.indd 66MN March2013 Layout 66-75.indd 663/4/2013 5:24:56 PM3/4/2013 5:24:56 PM

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