Category: Commercial Vessel Compliance

Nov. 8, 2022

Marine Safety Center issues Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) Type Approval Certificate to AQUASTAR Co., Ltd

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 50th U.S. Coast Guard BWMS Type Approval Certificate to AQUASTAR Co., Ltd after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval application determined the system meets the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.

Oct. 17, 2022

Update to CG CVC-WI-018(2) Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels

​The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) would like to announce the publication of CG CVC-WI-018(2), Laid up Inspected/Examined Vessels.  This Work Instruction (WI) was updated to clarify industry notification requirements for vessels going into inactive vessel status and explain when a Third Party Organization (TPO) can issue specific non-conformities (or deficiencies) to Subchapter M TSMS option vessels, while in an inactive vessel status.  A complete list of changes can be found at the beginning of the document which has been posted here.

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