Water and Effluent Analysis

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and World Health Organisation guidelines require seafarers have access to good quality potable water, including water used for drinking, food preparation, and other uses.

Intertek ShipCare’s capabilities in the analysis of water supports ship owners and operators in meeting their obligations under the MLC and WHO guidelines and also the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Vessel General Permit (VGP), helping to ensure quality standards are met for ballast water discharges, drinking and recreational water, sewage treatment plant, bilge / oily water separator effluent, grey water and exhaust gas scrubber wash water.