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.
The treatment principle of the OceanGuard BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization during discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 65 m3/h and 5,200 m3/h. This BWMS has not been shown to meet the requirements of 46 CFR Subchapters F and J, and may not be installed on a U.S. flagged vessel.
A complete list of ballast water treatment systems that have been approved or have type approval applications currently under review can be found on the Marine Safety Center webpage. Redacted copies of all completed type approval certificates are also available.
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