6/15/2018: Marine Safety Center issues ballast water management system type approval certificate to Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

The treatment principle of the Samsung Purimar 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 10,000 m3/h.


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.


5/24/2018: Latest updates to Marine Safety Center’s ballast water management system website

The Marine Safety Center recently updated two tools posted to its ballast water management system website to assist industry when completing the ballast water management system type approval process, or when accessing letters of intent.


5/7/2018: Updated FAQS – ballast water management system type approvals

FAQs updated as of April 24, 2018.


4/4/2018: Marine Safety Center receives two applications for ballast water management system type approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 11th and 12th applications, for the BallastAce system, manufactured by JFE Engineering Corporation, and the GloEn-Patrol system, manufactured by Panasia Co., Ltd, respectively.


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.


12/8/2017: New Marine Technical Note – Guidance on verification for Subchapter M towing vessels

MTN 1-17 identifies the process for requesting and documenting verification of compliance with design standards, and cancels MSC Bulletin 04-16.


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.


11/21/2017: Preview of upcoming ballast water series from assistant commandant for prevention

As promised during the 4th Annual BWMTechnology North America Conference in September, Maritime Commons will launch a new ballast water series November 27 from the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, Rear Adm. John Nadeau. In the series, Nadeau will provide greater insight into many of the leading topics discussed during the conference. To give our readers a snapshot of the upcoming 5-part series, Maritime Commons is posting a summary of Coast Guard presentations and comments from the conference.


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