Category: Operating & Environmental Standards

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. 

IMO 2022 meeting schedule

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. 

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK)

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 43rd U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Evoqua Water Technologies Limited (UK) 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 (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to SKF Marine GmbH

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 41st U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to SKF Marine GmbH after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the […]

Analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19: Ballast water BMPs to reduce the likelihood of transporting pathogens that may spread Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) has published an analysis of the effect of MSIB 07-19 on the discharge of unmanaged ballast water in U.S. waters in Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 40th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program – Revised Application for Ballast Water Management Systems

The Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards has published a revised 2021 Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) Application Package.

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 39 th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to Alfa Laval Tumba AB after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

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).

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