Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type-approval

The Marine Safety Center received its 26th application for type approval for the Blue Ocean Shield Ballast Water Management System manufactured by COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.

MSC will review the application for compliance with Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue 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 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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