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.


4/10/2017: Fifth application received for BWMS type approval

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


3/13/2017: BWMS type approval certificates available online

The Coast Guard will post copies of BWMS type approval certificates on its Homeport portal.


3/6/2017: Ballast water management compliance date extension policy update

Today the Coast Guard issued an update to procedures for requesting extensions for compliance with Ballast Water Management regulations found at 33CFR part 151.


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.


1/24/2017: Ballast water management – Beyond type-approval

Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, assistant commandant for prevention policy, recently wrote an article for the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) focused on ballast water management beyond U.S. type-approvals.


12/23/2016: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificates to Alfa Laval, OceanSaver AS

Today, the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the second U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Swedish manufacturer Alfa Laval Tumba AB, and third Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer OceanSaver AS after a detailed review of each manufacturers type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


12/2/2016: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type-approval certificate to Optimarin AS

Today, the ´╗┐Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the first U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer Optimarin AS after a detailed review of the type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060. The Optimarin Ballast System is a filtration/ultraviolet ballast water management system with treatment capacities ranging from 167m3/h to 3000m3/h.


10/18/2016: Update on BWMS type-approval applications

An update from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center on the status of received ballast water management system (BWMS) type-approval applications.


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