The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 28 th and 29 th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to NKBMS Co. Ltd., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval applications determined the systems met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
The treatment principle of the NK-O3 BlueBallast II and the NK-O3 BlueBallast II Plus consists of ozone treatment at intake. This approval covers models with maximum intake treatment rated capacities between 200 m 3 /h and 8,000 m 3 /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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