Commercial Vessel Compliance

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 38th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Knutsen Ballast Water AS 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 KBAL BWMS is based on using a pressure vacuum reactor in combination with UV radiation at intake and discharge. This approval covers two models with maximum treatment rated capacities of 400 and 3,000 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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