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.


Last week, the Coast Guard received the 28th application for BWTS type approval for the SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System, by Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd. In the first days of July, the Coast Guard received the 27th application for BWTS type approval for the EcoGuardian Ballast Water Treatment System, whereas in June received its 26th application for the Blue Ocean Shield BWMS manufactured by COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. and in early May, it received its 25th application from the HK-(E)C BWMS manufactured by Miura Co., Ltd.

So far, Cathelco Ltd (Sweden), DESMI Ocean Guard A/SEnvirocleanse, LLC (USA), De Nora (USA)Panasia (Republic of Korea)JFE Engineering Corporation (Japan), Headway Technology (China), Alfa Naval (Sweden), Hyundai Heavy Industries(Korea), Wärtsilä Water Systems (England), BIO-UV Group (France), Samsung Heavy Industries Co (Republic of Korea), Techcross (Republic of Korea), Optimarin (Norway), Alfa Laval (Sweden), TeamTec Ocean Saver (Norway), Sunrui (China), Ecochlor (US) and Erma First (Greece) have won the USCG type approval.

You may view the current status of approvals and applications herebelow: