An updated US Coast Guard (USCG) type-approval certificate has been issued to TeamTec OceanSaver, following last month’s sale of OceanSaver’s assets to IMS Group.
It was issued yesterday (18 October) and replaces the original certificate issued on 24 August. The certificate confirms that the only difference is the manufacturer’s name; “All equipment manufactured under approval number 162.060/3 before October 18, 2017 remains approved,” the new certificate notes.
In a commentary on its online blog, the USCG confirms that “all OceanSaver equipment manufactured during the validity of the original type-approval certificate remains approved as long as it is manufactured, installed, and operated according to the terms of the type-approval certificate. Any maintenance and repairs to this equipment must also be performed in accordance with the manuals and components specified as part of the type-approval.
“If the equipment fails to operate and parts from the original equipment manufacturer are no longer available, then the equipment is no longer operating under its type-approval and must be replaced.”
• Following OceanSaver’s bankruptcy, the USCG published this information about what happens to Coast Guard type-approval when a manufacturer goes out of business.