7/25/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 16th application for ballast water management system type approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 16th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the inTank™ Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Envirocleanse, LLC.


7/16/2018: Covered areas on open decks – risks and requirements for passenger vessels

The evolution of passenger amenities on cruise ships has far surpassed the original language of the existing regulations. This is particularly evident on open deck areas where the current trend to situate a variety of cooking, dining, and entertainment options has increased the fire risk. When combined with an overhanging deck, awning, or similar covered area, these risks are compounded. This post provides information and guidance to minimize the risk of fires stemming from overhanging decks on board passenger ships.


6/20/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group

The Marine Safety Center issued the ninth Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System type approval certificate to BIO-UV Group, after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


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.


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