Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.

USCG received its last application for a type approval during February, for the TPS-BLUEsys Ballast Water Management System manufactured by Malaysian Panasonic Environmental Systems & Engineering Co., Ltd.

In late December, the USCG received two applications for BWMS Type Approval by US-based Hyde Marine Inc. and Japanese Miura Co., Ltd.

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It was in August when the USCG Marine Safety Center received its 29th application for type approval for the BAWAT Ballast Water Management System Mk2 manufactured by BAWAT A/S.

Earlier in August, 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, HANLA IMS Co., Ltd., Miura Co., Ltd.Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Co., LtdAlfa Laval Tumba ABWärtsilä Water Systems, Ltd.DESMI Ocean Guard A/S (Denmark), Envirocleanse, LLC (USA), De Nora (USA), Panasia (Republic of Korea), JFE Engineering Corporation (Japan), Headway Technology (People's Republic of China), Alfa Laval (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), TeamTec Ocean Saver (Norway), Sunrui (China), Ecochlor (USA), Erma First (Greece), Alfa Laval Tumba and Cathelco Ltd. have won the USCG type approval.