8/30/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Wartsila Water Systems, Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 10th Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Wartsila Water Systems, Ltd.  After a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application, the MSC determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

The treatment principle of the Wartsila Aquarius EC BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 250 m3/h and 4,000 m3/h.

A complete list of ballast water treatment systems that have been approved or have type approval applications currently under review can be found on the Marine Safety Center webpage. Redacted copies of all completed type approval certificates are also available.

Please see this blog post for the most recent information on BWM compliance date extensions. Please send questions regarding the Coast Guard’s BWM extension program to environmental_standards@uscg.mil.

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