11/28/2018: Marine Safety Center review of rigid hull inflatable vessels

The MTN provides an alternative design standard equivalent to certain regulatory requirements found in 46 CFR Subchapters T and S for rigid hull inflatable and rigid hull foam collar small passenger vessels.


11/13/2018: Marine Safety Center issues 13th Ballast Water Management System Type Approval certificate

The Marine Safety Center issued the 13th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to JFE Engineering Corporation after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


11/7/2018: Updated Plan Review Guidelines from Marine Safety Center

For the convenience of our readers, Maritime Commons will regularly announce when the Marine Safety Center posts updated Plan Review Guidelines and Design Verification Guidelines. This post contains the updates for October.


11/6/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 12th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Qingdao Headway Technology Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


11/1/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 21st BWMS type approval application

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its twenty-first application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Cathelco Evolution Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Cathelco Ltd.


10/30/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 20th application for BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 20th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Wärtsilä Water Systems Ltd.


10/26/2018: Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

The Marine Safety Center issued the 11th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.


10/26/2018: Marine Safety Center receives 19th application for BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 19th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the UV Compact Clean Ballast Water Management System manufactured by DESMI Ocean Guard A/S.


10/17/2018: U.S. Ballast Water Management Requirements: Operational limitations in type approval testing

This post provides information on a letter recently sent to the Coast Guard accepted independent laboratories providing guidance for evaluating manufacturer-identified operational limitations during type approval testing of ballast water management systems. The letter clarifies the responsibilities of the BWMS manufacturer, the Coast Guard accepted IL, and the Coast Guard, with regard to evaluating and assessing operational limitations of BWMS.


10/11/2018: Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation on extensions, type approval and next steps

Continuing our coverage of September’s Ballast Water Management and Technology North America conference, staff from the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards and the Marine Safety Center gave conference attendees an update on various aspects of the Coast Guard’s ballast water program. This post recaps those presentations for the benefit of our readers who were unable to attend.


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