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.


8/10/2017: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificate to Ecochlor, Inc.

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


7/26/2017: Updated Ballast Water Management FAQs now available

New BWM frequently asked questions now available on Homeport. Topics covered include compliance, the type approval process, and working with Independent Laboratories.


6/21/2017: Marine Safety Center issues updated ballast water management system type approval certificate

The updated certificate was issued to Sunrui Environmental Engineering Co Ltd., for their BalClor Ballast Water Management System in order to clarify the hazardous location installation requirements onboard foreign flag vessels.


6/15/2017: Remarks by Marine Safety Center commanding officer at Int’l Maritime Safety Conference

Earlier this week, Capt. John Mauger, commanding officer of the Marine Safety Center, delivered a keynote address at the third annual International Maritime Safety Conference in Busan, Korea. The conference was attended by hundreds of participants from Asia, Europe and the Americas and covered a wide range of topics from casualty investigation, salvage, risk analysis, human element, big data, and automation. This post provides a summary of Mauger’s remarks.


6/9/2017: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificates to Sunrui Marine Environment Engineering Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the fourth U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Sunrui Marine Environment Engineering Co., Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufactures type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


5/10/2017: Sixth application received for BWMS type approval

Marine Safety Center is reviewing the sixth application for BWMS type approval.


2/10/2017: New battery chemistries for commercial vessels

Last week Coast Guard engineers Cdr. Sean Brady and Lt. Kate Woods gave presentations on plan review for battery power installations at the Passenger Vessel Association annual MARITRENDS convention and the Pacific Maritime’s forum on Liquefied Natural Gas and alternative fuels. As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons is providing an excerpt of their remarks.


2/8/2017: Innovation in the maritime industry

Last week, Capt. John Mauger, commanding officer of the Marine Safety Center, spoke to the Passenger Vessel Association at the annual MARITRENDS convention about innovation in the maritime industry. As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons is providing an excerpt of his remarks.


1/26/2017: Application received requesting BWMS type-approval

The Marine Safety Center has received its fourth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the BalClor Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Sunrui Environmental Engineering, Co. Ltd.


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