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EGCS and VGP Requlations

Fesc Laboratories Group offers sampling and testing in accordance with IMO Environmental Regulations Compliance (US-EPA VGP Compliance) requirements at several ports around the world to meet the needs of our customers. 


Ballast Water Testing

Scrubber Wash Water Testing

Bilge Water Testing

Gray Water Testing

Potable Water Analysis


Ballast Water Testing : Ballast water discharges must be monitored on vessels using a ballast water treatment system to achieve the numeric discharge limitations at Part of the 2013 VGP that discharge ballast water. (see Part of the VGP). After installing a ballast water treatment system, it is necessary to ensure its compliance with VGP as well as IMO D1 and D2 regulations. Ballast water if not managed efficiently can cause the migration of harmful flora and fauna at the discharge location; the non-indigenous, environmental unfriendly and pathogenic organisms may continue to live and make a permanent basis at the discharged place. Here comes the requirement for ballast water treatment and testing of the treated water to verify the onboard treatment efficiency.  Fesc Laboratory offers an easy and straightforward solution, allowing you to monitor the performance of your BWTS and stay compliant with all applicable regulations.

Scrubber Wash Water Testing : Any vessel discharging exhaust gas scrubber washwater to waters subject to the VGP (2.2.26) is required to collect samples and get them analysed by a land-based, accredited testing laboratory. Samples have to be collected and analysed twice during the first 12-months from the date of commissioning of the exhaust gas scrubber. After the first 12 calendar months, vessels may submit samples for analysis only once per year.

Bilge Water Testing : Bilge water can be found aboard almost every vessel. Depending on the ship's design and function, bilge water may contain water, oil, urine, detergents, solvents, chemicals, pitch, particles, and other materials. Bilge water discharges must be monitored for any vessel constructed on or after December 19, 2013 and greater than 400 gross tons that discharge bilgewater. (see Part of the VGP). For commercial vessels is regulated under Marpol Annex I.

Gray Water TestingGreywater describes wastewater that has been collected from a ship's galley, showers, laundries and sinks.  Graywater discharge must be monitored for any vessel discharging graywater constructed on or after December 19, 2013, having a maximum crew capacity of at least 15 crew, and providing overnight accommodation to those crew, and vessels that are not “commercial vessels” discharging graywater operating. (see Part of the VGP).