USCG issues First Type Approval to Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS)

On 2 December, the USCG issued the first USCG Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Norwegian manufacturer, Optimarin AS, the attached ECM Maritime Services Client alert 24-2016 reports.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions concerning the USCG's extension program, vessel compliance dates and the use of Alternate Management Systems (AMS) are provided by the USCG in its Marine Safety Information Bulletin 14-16 attached herewith.

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