11/29/2017: Ballast Water Series Part 3 – Coast Guard BWMS type approval program update

The third blog in our five-part ballast water series provides more information on the Coast Guard type approval program.


11/3/2017: Eighth application received for BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received on Oct. 31, 2017, its eighth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Electro-Cleen System manufactured by Techcross, Inc.


11/3/2017: Marine Safety Center issues amended Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Optimarin AS

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued an updated type approval certificate to Optimarin AS for the Optimarin OBS/OBS Ex Ballast Water Management System. The updated certificate was issued to authorize the OBS Ex model for installation in hazardous locations on U.S. vessels. A copy of the type approval certificate may be obtained by contacting the manufacturer.


10/18/2017: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A.

MSC issued the sixth U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


10/18/2017: Marine Safety Center issues amended Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to TeamTec AS

Marine Safety Center has issued an updated type approval certificate to TeamTec OceanSaver AS for the OceanSaver BWTS MKII Ballast Water Management System. The updated certificate was issued as a result of the acquisition of all OceanSaver intellectual property, certificates and assets by IMS Group AS. TeamTec OceanSaver is a member of, and fully owned by, IMS group AS.


10/2/2017: Seventh application received for BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its seventh application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Purimar Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.


8/17/2017: Responses to questions about latest ballast water management system type approval certificate

Maritime Commons received a few questions from our Twitter followers regarding the Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate issued to Echoclor Ltd., Aug. 11, 2017. In order to be as transparent as possible, we are sharing the answers to those questions through the blog in the event other readers have the same questions.


8/11/2017: Marine Safety Center issues update to Ecochlor’s ballast water management system type approval certificate

The certificate has been updated to reflect DNV-GL’s evaluation and recommendation that Ecochlor be approved for use with all filter models of the Filtersafe BS-series. Filtersafe Standard and Turbo BS-series filters may be used with no limitation to their associated treatment rated capacity.