The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Centre has received a type-approval application from Elite Marine Corp for its Seascape ballast water management system (BWMS)
The application for a US Coast Guard ballast water management system type-approval certificate by Elite Marine Corp increases the number of BWMS pending approval to eight. Four of the pending approvals are for modifications to BWMS which have previously achieved type-approval. The remaining four are seeking US type-approval for the first time:
The Seascape system is a filtration and UV methodology water treatment system. Elite Marine Corp was established in 2010 and the first BWMS was completed in 2012. The first installation on a ship took place in 2013 and the system was certified by IMO in 2014. In 2015, Elite Marine Corp signed a co-operation agreement with DNV GL for the related tests for USCG final type-approval, conducted by DHI independent Lab, Singapore.
The Seascape BWMS is available in flow rates from 100 m3/h to 5,000 m3/h.
Elite Marine Corp claims to hold 26 patents in the field of ballast water treatment systems, including one held in Germany. Seascape owns an US device to self-clean quartz tubes.
The Seascape BWMS holds type-approval certificates from IMO, USCG-AMS, ABS, BV, CCS, LR, NK, and RS. For the USCG type-approval, the land based test, the shipboard test and the environmental test has been completed successfully, according to the website.
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