Tag: USCG

USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS
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USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has been granted United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. This is the second BWMS by Wärtsilä to receive USCG type approval. The Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) system was previously granted approval. This technology uses a simple two-stage process involving filtration and electro-chlorination, whereas the Aquarius UV...

Vessel manager and owner charged with falsification of pollution records
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Vessel manager and owner charged with falsification of pollution records

Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Nederland Shipping Corporation, and chief engineer Vasileios Mazarakis have been charged with failing to keep accurate pollution control records, falsifying records, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering. The decision was made by a federal grand jury in Wilmington, Delaware last month. According to the United States Department of Justice, the charges were...

Bawat’s BWTS undergoes final tests for USCG approval
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Bawat’s BWTS undergoes final tests for USCG approval

Danish ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) manufacturer Bawat is carrying out final shipboard tests with its pasteurisation-based BWTS to achieve type approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The Bawat in-voyage BWTS uses 150-year old pasteurisation technology to 100 per cent kill all microscopic organisms of any size, without the need for chemicals, filters,...

De Nora BALPURE BWTS achieves USCG type-approval
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De Nora BALPURE BWTS achieves USCG type-approval

De Nora has announced its electrochlorination BALPURE ballast water treatment system (BWTS) has received United States Coast Guard (USCG) type-approval. The BALPURE system has been approved for both safe area and hazardous zone installations for internationally trading vessels including US-Flagged vessels. It is the15th system to be certified by the USCG since inception. De Nora...

Royal Caribbean chooses Optimarin BWTS
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Royal Caribbean chooses Optimarin BWTS

Royal Caribbean International has chosen Optimarin’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS) Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) for retrofit to three vessels. OBS is a UV-based BWTS that has type approval from the IMO and the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The systems are modular enabling easy retrofit to any vessel. OBS has so far been retrofitted...

Alfa Laval BWTS completes USCG testing
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Alfa Laval BWTS completes USCG testing

Alfa Laval has completed tests of its PureBallast 3 ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. The technology company has finished additional tests at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to verify the biological efficacy of its BWTS with zero holding time. If approved by the USCG, PureBallast...

Subsea7 upgrades BWTS to meet USCG requirements
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Subsea7 upgrades BWTS to meet USCG requirements

An Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) installed on a Subsea7 vessel in 2015 has been upgraded to meet the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The  OBS was installed on Subsea’s Seven Pacific vessel in 2015. However, this was prior to the OBS USCG type approval that was achieved...

Wärtsilä BWMS completes USCG testing
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Wärtsilä BWMS completes USCG testing

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has successfully completed all testing procedures required for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval. Documentation for full USCG type approval is being finalised for submission and awaits final input from the USCG approved independent laboratory, DNV GL. The Aquarius BWMS uses a two-stage process involving filtration and...

Fuel oil contamination problem persists in US Gulf
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Fuel oil contamination problem persists in US Gulf

Continuing reports of marine fuel contamination in the US Gulf suggests the problem is persisting. Advanced fuel testing and precautionary measures are essential to reduce operational issues on-board vessels. Alerts from the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), United States Coast Guard (USCG), FOBAS, Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS), and others, indicate close to 100 vessels have...

Korean BWMS achieve USCG type approval
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Korean BWMS achieve USCG type approval

Two Korean ballast water management system (BWMS) manufacturers, Samsung Heavy Industries and Techcross, have achieved type approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The Korean Register (KR), alongside KOMERI (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute), Dt&C SGS Giheung Lab., KTR (Korea Testing & Research Institute) and MEI (Marine Eco-Technology Institute) successfully completed all the necessary...

Applications for USCG type approved BWTS enter double figures
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Applications for USCG type approved BWTS enter double figures

The Marine Safety Centre has issued an update to the number of type approved and under review ballast water treatment system (BWTS) submitted to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The latest two submissions bring the total number of submitted applications for review to six, while the number of approved systems is also six. JFE Engineering Corporation,...