ACO Marine Introduces New Wastewater Management System for Yachts

first_imgACO Marine, part of German ACO Group, has unveiled a new Clarimar MF wastewater management system for yachts operating with no more than 12 passengers.Using the same technology applied to the larger models used in the commercial, offshore and military sectors, the new Clarimar MF (LY3) is designed specifically to meet the requirements of yachts built to comply with the Large Commercial Yacht (LY3) Code, the company said.The LY3 Code applies to yachts which are 24m and over in load line length, are in commercial use for sport or pleasure, but do not carry cargo or more than 12 passengers.“Many technologies currently in use on these yachts typically depend on dilution and chemical sterilisation to achieve effluent standards. The introduction of the biological-type Clarimar MF (LY3) means all segments of the global yacht sector now have access to a more effective and reliable wastewater treatment process,” Mark Beavis, ACO Marine Managing Director, said.As explained, the system applies to yachts where compliance with Section 4.2 of the revised IMO MEPC 227 (64) rules relating to nitrogen and phosphorous removal is not required.“A biological treatment system is fast becoming the industry standard for the 50m plus yacht and recognised as a viable and practical alternative to physical/chemical and dilution technologies,” Beavis added.last_img read more

Funding Boost for Rye Harbor Maintenance Dredging

first_imgThe Senate Appropriations Committee has passed funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that funds the Departments of Defense and Energy, as well as important infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and member of the Energy and Water Subcommittee, helped procure $7.75 billion for the Army Corps to complete necessary infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and across the country.This is $751.5 million above last year’s funding level, and includes the funding necessary to begin maintenance dredging of Rye Harbor.Shaheen also added language to the bill that urges USACE to expedite scheduled maintenance at small and low-use ports that have experienced unexpected levels of deterioration since their last dredging.Once funding legislation is approved by Congress, the Corps will develop its Work Plan for FY2020.Senator Shaheen has continuously pushed for dredging at the harbor, writing a letter to the Corps last October urging them to prioritize the project and touring the harbor last month to see the shoaling up close and discuss the issue with Corps officials and local fishermen.After continued advocacy by Shaheen, last year the Corps included emergency dredging for Hampton-Seabrook Harbor in its 2019 Work Plan.last_img read more