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USCG seeks comments for viability testing in BWMS type approval

The US Coast Guard announced that it is seeking public comment on a draft policy letter for accepting test methods that measure viability of organisms when conducting Ballast Water Management System type approval testing. The public comment period for the policy letter is open, and comments must be submitted by September 30, 2019. 

USCG receives 27th application for BWTS type approval

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 27th application for type approval for the EcoGuardian BWTS manufactured by the Korean manufacturer HANLA IMS Co., Ltd. MSC will review the application for compliance with USCG regulations in 46 CFR 162.060.

Conducting testing of BWMS for Singapore-registered ships

MPA Singapore published a circular informing the industry on the application of BWM.2/Circ.70 on ‘Guidance for the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems’ for Singapore-registered ships. The target of the commissioning test is to verify that the mechanical, physical, chemical and biological processes of the installed BWMS are working efficiently.

How to properly operate a BWMS

September 8, 2024 marks the deadline for complying with IMO ballast water regulations. While this date may sound distant, SKF notes that shipowners must prepare a system and strategy. For this reason, the company presents best practices for installing and operating a BWMS.

Making hard choices for materials that last the distance

DESMI gained a solid reputation over the years for selecting exactly the right materials for its products to withstand the damaging effects of harsh environments. Aiming for a small-footprint system that uses a novel approach to ballast water treatment is a combination that has enabled DESMI CompactClean with its ability to kill organisms within just two hours, surpassing the USCG TA tests’ mandatory 24-hour holding time.

USCG receives 26th application for BWMS type approval

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 26th application for type approval for the Blue Ocean Shield BWMS manufactured by COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. MSC will review the application for compliance with USCG regulations in 46 CFR 162.060.

USCG awards 20th BWMS Type Approval Certificate

The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Center announced it has issued its 20th Ballast Water Management System Type Approval certificate to Swedish manufacturer Cathelco Ltd. The Certificate was awarded after a USCG detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Canada proposes new regulations on ballast water against invasive aquatic species

Marc Garneau, the Canadian Minister of Transport, published the new Ballast Water Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on June 8, 2019. Created after extensive dialogue with industry, scientists, engineers and international partners, the proposed regulations aim to strengthen current rules and reduce the risks to Canada’s environment and economy related to aquatic invasive species.

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