Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 37th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., 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 ATPS-BLUEsys BWMS is based on electrolysis at intake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers nine models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 150 and 3,600 m3/h.

A complete list of ballast water management 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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