Operating & Environmental Standards

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

The Marine Safety Center issued an updated Type Approval certificate to Sunrui Environmental Engineering Co Ltd., for their BalClor Ballast Water Management System. The updated certificate was issued to clarify the hazardous location installation requirements onboard foreign flag vessels.

A ballast water management system installed in a hazardous location on a U.S. flag vessel must comply with the relevant hazardous location requirements of 46 CFR 111.105. Installations on foreign flag vessels must meet the requirements for hazardous locations as set forth by the vessel’s flag administration.

More information about the Coast Guard’s ballast water management program can be found on Homeport.


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