Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Elite Marine Corporation

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 36th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Elite Marine Corporation, 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 Seascape BWMS consists of filtration and UV treatment at intake and UV treatment at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum intake treatment rated capacities between 80 m3/h and 5,000 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 certificatesare also available.

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