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USCG approves 31st ballast water management system

  • Certification & Classification

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Center (MSC) has granted its 31st ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificate to Japan-based company Miura Co. Ltd.

The certificate was issued on 7 May after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the systems met the necessary requirements.

The system was examined and tested by independent laboratory Korean Register, according to the coast guard.

Specifically, the treatment principle of the Miura HK-(E)R consists of filtration and UV treatment during uptake and UV treatment during discharge.

This approval covers models with maximum intake treatment rated capacities between 200 cbm/h and 900 cbm/h.

“This BWMS has not been verified to meet the requirements of 46 CFR Subchapter F and J, and may not be installed on a U.S. flag vessel. The BWMS is not intended to meet the requirements of 46 CFR 111.105 and may not be installed in hazardous locations on a U.S. flag vessel,” the USCG MSC said.

“The HK-ER BWMS may be installed in hazardous locations to which it is certified on a foreign flag vessel subject to approval of the foreign administration.”

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