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.