The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 21st U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (and its subsidiary, COSCO (Weihai) Shipbuilding Marine 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 Blue Ocean Shield (BOS) BWMS consists of filtration with UV treatment during uptake and discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capabilities between 100 m3/h and 3,200 m3/h.
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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