Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Semb-Eco Pte, Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 33rd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Semb-Eco Pte, 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 Semb-Eco LUV U1 BWMS consists of filtration and UV during uptake and discharge. This approval covers one model with a maximum treatment rated capacity of 500 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 at www.dco.uscg.mil/msc. Redacted copies of all completed type approval certificates are also available.

The most recent information on BWM compliance date extensions can be found here. Please send questions regarding the Coast Guard’s BWM extension program to environmental_standards@uscg.mil.

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