USCG Type Approval of fourth ballast water treatment system

The USCG Marine Safety Centre (MSC) has issued a Type Approval Certificate to Sunrui Marine Environment Engineering Co. Ltd for its Filtration/ Electrolysis ballast water treatment system.  This brings the total number of systems approved by the USCG to date to four. Two further systems are currently under review.

With the increasing number of Type Approved systems, the USCG is starting to take a more robust attitude towards compliance with the US Ballast Water Discharge Standard. At least one vessel has already been found in violation and has had civil penalty proceedings initiated against it.

Members are referred to the attached ECM Client Alert 15-2017 for additional information. Your usual contact at the Club will be happy to assist with any further questions you may have on this subject.


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Jacqueline Tan

Legal Services Manager