Commercial Vessel Compliance

4/4/2018: Marine Safety Center receives two applications for ballast water management system type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (MSC) has received its 11th and 12th applications for Ballast Water Management System type approval.

• The 11th application was received March 29, 2018, for the BallastAce system, manufactured by JFE Engineering Corporation.
• The 12th application was received March 30, 2018, for the GloEn-Patrol system, manufactured by Panasia Co., Ltd.

MSC will review the applications for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that each application meets the requirements, MSC will issue each company a type approval certificate.

BWMS type approval applications and approval certificates are posted on MSC’s website. The list will be updated frequently in order to provide industry and the general public the most current information regarding the status of each application.

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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