The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 49th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Langh Tech Oy AB after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system meets the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.
An update has been made to the Marine Safety Center website to clarify the implications of a type approval certificate’s expiration date.
The Coast Guard Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has provided clarifying information regarding consideration of existing testing data in type approving a BWMS using a viability testing method, should the Coast Guard accept such a testing method.
Final policy letter describing type-approval testing methods for ballast water management systems (BWMS) that render organisms nonviable in ballast water
The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has released Policy Letter 02-22 which describes the process for submitting viability testing methods to the Coast Guard and explains the information needed to evaluate a testing method.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) continues to make a positive impact on safety, security and environmental stewardship in the maritime sector with an aggressive Programme of Meetings for 2022.