Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

Policy Letter: Testing Alternate Components for a Type-Approved Ballast Water Management System

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a Policy Letter to provide guidance on the testing and validation of alternate components requested to be used with a type-approved Ballast Water Management System (BWMS).

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.

Policy Letter: Inspection guidance for high risk small passenger vessels

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 20-02: “Inspection Guidance For High Risk Small Passenger Vessels” to provide Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) with inspection guidance for high risk small passenger vessel (SPV) inspection.

Policy letter: Carriage of lithium-ion batteries on small passenger vessels

The Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance has published Policy Letter 20-03: “Carriage of Lithium-Ion Batteries on Small Passenger Vessels” to provide guidance regarding carriage of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries on small passenger vessels […]

National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Nov 2020 Teleconference

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its subcommittees will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public.

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.

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

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Centerissued the 36thU.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.

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