Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Center receives two new applications for Ballast Water Management System type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received two applications for Ballast Water
Management System (BWMS) type approval for the SKF BlueSonic BWMS
manufactured by SKF Marine GmbH, and the PureBallast 2.0 BWMS manufactured by
Alfa Laval Tumba AB.

MSC will review these applications for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in
46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that an 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 general 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 publications, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These publications remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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