USCG gets new ballast type-approval request

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 25 July 2019


Germany-based ballast treatment system maker Evoqua has become the latest to deposit its type-approval request with the US Coast Guard.

The request is for the company’s electro-chemical SeaCure system which uses a combination of filtration and electrolysis to treat ballast water. The application covers models with a treatment range of between 500 and 6,000m3/h.

The SeaCure system was originally developed by Siemens which was acquired by private equity firm AEP Investors in 2014 and renamed Evoqua. The system was granted IMO type approval in 2014 and had US AMS status.

The US Marine Safety Center (MSC) will review the application for compliance with USCG regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate.

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