Design & Engineering Standards

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

As announced previously on Maritime Commons, the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center is reviewing applications for U.S. Coast Guard ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval from Optimarin, Alfa Laval and OceanSaver.

“We have been in contact with the manufacturer and independent laboratory throughout the course of our review,” stated Capt. John Mauger, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center. “For each of the systems, we have requested additional information from the manufacturer and/or the independent laboratory. While we are committed to completing our review as quickly as possible, our primary focus is verifying that each submission meets the U.S. Coast Guard requirements.”

Once the Marine Safety Center has taken final action on an application, the Coast Guard will publish information on Maritime Commons.

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