Bawat makes USCG type approval application

Malcolm Latarche
Malcolm Latarche

02 August 2019

Denmark-based Bawat has become the latest ballast treatment system maker to apply for US type-approval.

The USCG says the application, received in mid-July, will be reviewed for compliance with USCG regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, it will issue a type approval certificate.

The application covers the BAWAT BWMS Mk2 system with capacities of between 50 and 5,000m3/h. The Bawat system pasteurises the ballast water using heat from the main engine and other sources of waste heat on board the vessel. Ballast can be treated on uptake, discharge or during the voyage as required.

The system received IMO type approval in 2014 and has USCG AMS status. Assuming approval by the USCG, the system will be the first with USCG type-approval that uses heat as the treatment methodology.