Ballast water treatment systems

Approved ballast water treatment systems.


These treatments have received type approval in accordance with the IMO resolution MEPC.175(58).

Table 1: Listed by date of approval

(also see listed A-Z by treatment name in Table 2 below)

 Approval
date
Name of the administrationName of the ballast water management systemCopy of Type Approval CertificateMEPC report granting final approval
1 June 2008 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Administration PureBallast System Provided (MEPC 61/INF.3) MEPC 56/23, 
paragraph 
2.8
2 10 June 2008 Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany SEDNA® Ballast Water Management System (Using Peraclean® Ocean) Provided (MEPC 58/INF.17) MEPC 57/21, 
paragraph 2.16
3 31 December 2008 Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, the Republic of Korea Electro-CleenTM System Provided (MEPC 59/INF.6) MEPC 58/23, paragraph 2.8
4 17 April 2009 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OceanSaver® Ballast Water 
Management System
Provided (MEPC 59/INF.17 and MEPC 62/INF.15) MEPC 58/23, 
paragraph 2.10
5 24 November 2009 Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, the Republic of Korea NK-O3 BlueBallast System (Ozone) Provided (MEPC 60/INF.14) MEPC 59/24, paragraph 
2.8.
6 4 December 2009 Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, the Republic of Korea GloEn-PatrolTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 61/2/19) MEPC 60/22, 
paragraph 2.7
7 5 March 2010 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan Hitachi Ballast Water Management System (ClearBallast) Provided (MEPC 61/INF.21) MEPC 59/24, paragraph 2.8
8 28 January 2011 China Maritime Safety Administration BalClorTM 
Ballast Water Management System
Provided (MEPC 62/INF.29) MEPC 61/24, 
Paragraph 2.7.3
9 26 May 2010 
and 
25 March 2011
Inspection and Measurement Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan JFE BallastAce® Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.25) MEPC 60/22 
paragraph 
2.7
10 19 April 2011 
Renewal 
18 January 2013
The South African Department of Transport 
The South African Department of Transport
Resource Ballast Technologies System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.18) 
Provided (MEPC 65/INF.26)
MEPC 60/22 
paragraph 
2.7
11 2 September 2008 
19 January 2010
Office of the Maritime Administration, Marshall Islands 
Merchant Shipping Directorate of Malta
NEI Treatment System VOS-2500-101 Available at request 
Provided (BWM.2/Circ.25)
Not applicable 
Not applicable
12 29 April 2009 Lloyd's Register, as delegated by the Administration of the United Kingdom Hyde GUARDIANTM ballast water management system Provided (MEPC 59/INF.20) Not applicable
13 12 November 2009 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OptiMarin Ballast System 
(OBS)
Provided (MEPC 61/INF.4) Not applicable
14 16 February 2011 China Maritime Safety Administration Blue Ocean Shield Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.28) Not 
applicable
15 10 March 2011 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate PureBallast 2.0 and PureBallast 2.0 Ex Provided (MEPC 62/INF.14) Not applicable
16 16 March 2011 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea EcoBallast Ballast Water Management System (Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.) Provided (MEPC 63/INF.5) MEPC 60/22 paragraph 2.13
17 28 March 2011 China Maritime Safety Administration BSKYTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.30) Not applicable
18 6 June 2011 Inspection and Measurement Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan FineBallast® OZ (the Special Pipe Hybrid Ballast Water Management System combined 
with Ozone treatment version)
Provided (MEPC 63/INF.12) MEPC 61/24 paragraph 2.7
19 27 July 2011 Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany BalPure® BP-500 Provided (MEPC 64/INF.20) MEPC 61/24 paragraph 2.7
20 6 August 2011 Office of the Maritime Administrator, Republic of the Marshal Islands NEI Treatment System 
VOS-500 to VOS-6000
Available at request Not applicable
21 31 October 2011 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea PurimarTM System Provided (MEPC 63/INF.6) MEPC 62/24 
paragraph 
2.5
22 7 November 2011 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OceanGuardTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.2) MEPC 61/24, paragraph 2.7
23 11 November 2011 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea HiBallastTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 63/INF.4) MEPC 62/24 
paragraph 
2.5
24 22 December 2011 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OceanSaver® Ballast Water 
Management System
Provided (MEPC 64/INF.4) MEPC 58/23, 
paragraph 2.10
25 10 May 2012 Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, General Secretariat of Shipping, Merchant Ships Inspection General Directorate, Design and Construction Directorate ERMA FIRST BWTS Provided (MEPC 64/INF.26) MEPC 63/23, paragraph 2.7
26 30 May 2012 Inspection and Measurement Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan MICROFADETM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.17) MEPC 63/23, paragraph 2.7
27 12 June 2012 China Maritime Safety Administration CyecoTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.12) Not applicable
28 15 June 2012 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea AquaStarTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.18) MEPC 63/23, paragraph 2.7
29 12 July 2012 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea ARA PLASMA BWTS Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.33) MEPC 61/24, paragraph 2.7
30 20 September 2012 The Norwegian Maritime Authority CrystalBallast® Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.13) Not applicable
31 7 November 2012 The Danish Maritime Authority and the Danish Nature Agency DESMI Ocean Guard OxyClean Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.5) MEPC 64/23, paragraph 2.6
32 14 November 2013 The Norwegian Maritime Authority KBAL Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.12) Not applicable
33 20 December 2012 The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® UV ballast water management system Provided (MEPC 65/INF.11) Not applicable


Table 2: List sorted by treatment name 

  Approval
date
Name of the administration Name of the ballast water management system Copy of type approval certificate MEPC report granting Final approval
28 15 June 2012 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea AquaStarTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.18) MEPC 63/23, paragraph 2.7
29 12 July 2012 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea ARA PLASMA BWTS Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.33) MEPC 61/24, paragraph 2.7
8 28 January 2011 China Maritime Safety Administration BalClorTM 
Ballast Water Management System
Provided (MEPC 62/INF.29) MEPC 61/24, 
Paragraph 2.7.3
19 27 July 2011 Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany BalPure® BP-500 Provided (MEPC 64/INF.20) MEPC 61/24 paragraph 2.7
14 16 February 2011 China Maritime Safety Administration Blue Ocean Shield Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.28) Not 
applicable
17 28 March 2011 China Maritime Safety Administration BSKYTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.30) Not applicable
30 20 September 2012 The Norwegian Maritime Authority CrystalBallast® Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.13) Not applicable
27 12 June 2012 China Maritime Safety Administration CyecoTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.12) Not applicable
31 7 November 2012 The Danish Maritime Authority and the Danish Nature Agency DESMI Ocean Guard OxyClean Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.5) MEPC 64/23, paragraph 2.6
16 16 March 2011 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea EcoBallast Ballast Water Management System (Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.) Provided (MEPC 63/INF.5) MEPC 60/22 paragraph 2.13
3 31 December 2008 Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, the Republic of Korea Electro-CleenTM System Provided (MEPC 59/INF.6) MEPC 58/23, paragraph 2.8
25 10 May 2012 Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, General Secretariat of Shipping, Merchant Ships Inspection General Directorate, Design and Construction Directorate ERMA FIRST BWTS Provided (MEPC 64/INF.26) MEPC 63/23, paragraph 2.7
18 6 June 2011 Inspection and Measurement Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan FineBallast® OZ (the Special Pipe Hybrid Ballast Water Management System combined 
with Ozone treatment version)
Provided (MEPC 63/INF.12) MEPC 61/24 paragraph 2.7
6 4 December 2009 Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, the Republic of Korea GloEn-PatrolTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 61/2/19) MEPC 60/22, 
paragraph 2.7
23 11 November 2011 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea HiBallastTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 63/INF.4) MEPC 62/24 
paragraph 
2.5
7 5 March 2010 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan Hitachi Ballast Water Management System (ClearBallast) Provided (MEPC 61/INF.21) MEPC 59/24, paragraph 2.8
12 29 April 2009 Lloyd's Register, as delegated by the Administration of the United Kingdom Hyde GUARDIANTM ballast water management system Provided (MEPC 59/INF.20) Not applicable
9 26 May 2010 
and 
25 March 2011
Inspection and Measurement Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan JFE BallastAce® Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.25) MEPC 60/22 
paragraph 
2.7
32 14 November 2013 The Norwegian Maritime Authority KBAL Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.12) Not applicable
26 30 May 2012 Inspection and Measurement Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan MICROFADETM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 64/INF.17) MEPC 63/23, paragraph 2.7
20 6 August 2011 Office of the Maritime Administrator, Republic of the Marshal Islands NEI Treatment System 
VOS-500 to VOS-6000
Available at request Not applicable
11 2 September 2008 
19 January 2010
Office of the Maritime Administration, Marshall Islands 
Merchant Shipping Directorate of Malta
NEI Treatment System VOS-2500-101 Available at request 
Provided (BWM.2/Circ.25)
Not applicable 
Not applicable
5 24 November 2009 Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, the Republic of Korea NK-O3 BlueBallast System (Ozone) Provided (MEPC 60/INF.14) MEPC 59/24, paragraph 
2.8.
22 7 November 2011 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OceanGuardTM Ballast Water Management System Provided (MEPC 65/INF.2) MEPC 61/24, paragraph 2.7
4 17 April 2009 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OceanSaver® Ballast Water 
Management System
Provided (MEPC 59/INF.17 and MEPC 62/INF.15) MEPC 58/23, 
paragraph 2.10
24 22 December 2011 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OceanSaver® Ballast Water 
Management System
Provided (MEPC 64/INF.4) MEPC 58/23, 
paragraph 2.10
13 12 November 2009 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate OptiMarin Ballast System 
(OBS)
Provided (MEPC 61/INF.4) Not applicable
1 June 2008 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Administration PureBallast System Provided (MEPC 61/INF.3) MEPC 56/23, 
paragraph 
2.8
15 10 March 2011 Det Norske Veritas, on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate PureBallst 2.0 and PureBallast 2.0 Ex Provided (MEPC 62/INF.14) Not applicable
21 31 October 2011 The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea PurimarTM System Provided (MEPC 63/INF.6) MEPC 62/24 
paragraph 
2.5
10 19 April 2011 
Renewal 
18 January 2013
The South African Department of Transport 
The South African Department of Transport
Resource Ballast Technologies System Provided (MEPC 62/INF.18) 
Provided (MEPC 65/INF.26)
MEPC 60/22 
paragraph 
2.7
2 10 June 2008 Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany SEDNA® Ballast Water Management System (Using Peraclean® Ocean) Provided (MEPC 58/INF.17) MEPC 57/21, 
paragraph 2.16
33 20 December 2012 The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® UV ballast water management system Provided (MEPC 65/INF.11) Not applicable

Note: lists last updated in May 2013.

Approval
Date
Name of the AdministrationName of the ballast water management systemCopy of Type Approval CertificateMEPC report granting Final Approval
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