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USCG receives 25th application for BWMS type approval

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its 25th application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the HK-(E)C Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Miura Co., Ltd. MSC will review the application for compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.

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US passes bill harmonizing BWMS regulatory system

On 14 November, the US Senate passed the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) as part of the USCG Reauthorization Act with a vote of 94 to 6, paving the way for the harmonization of state and federal regulations for vessel ballast water discharges in the United States. In the meantime, the move is considered as a means of harmonization of the USCG policy approach with that of IMO. 

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