6/7/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 15th application for ballast water management system type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 15th application for type approval for the HiBallast Ballast Water Management System, manufactured by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.


6/5/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the seventh U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


5/11/2018: 14th application received for BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 14th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the OceanGuard Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Headway Technology Co., Ltd.


4/13/2018: 13th application received for BWMS type approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 13th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Aquarius EC system, manufactured by Wärtsilä Water Systems Ltd.


3/13/2018: Tenth application received for BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its tenth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the BIO-SEA B Ballast Water Management System manufactured by BIO-UV Group.


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.


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