Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 32nd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Techcross, Inc. 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 Techcross ECS-HYCHLOR BWMS consists of filtration and electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 300 m3/h and 8,000 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.

Please see this blog post for the most recent information on BWM compliance date extensions. Please send questions regarding the Coast Guard’s BWM extension program to

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  1. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It has been corrected.

    CWO Kurt Fredrickson
    Editor, Maritime Commons Blog