The Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the ATPS-BLUEsys Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd.
Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) Update: AIS Access and Reporting and Enforcement Data Working Group
In this post, the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards provides an overview of a recent conference call with 55 states and territories to establish a working group to address issues related to the 2018 Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.
Waste Reception Facilities Series Part 4: Fishing ports and Certificates of Adequacy
In the last post of our series on Waste Reception Facility regulatory requirements, the Facility Safety Branch staff discusses how MARPOL 73/78 governing waste reception facilities applies to the three different categories of commercial fishing ports.
Notice of public meeting: IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response
The Department of State will conduct an open public meeting Jan. 23, 2020, led by the Coast Guard, to prepare for the seventh session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom in February.
Marine Safety Center receives new application for ballast water management system type approval
The Marine Safety Center received an application for type approval for the ECS-Hychlor Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Techcross Inc.