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Live from Posidonia 2018

Techcross becomes 7th ballast water treatment system to get USCG approval

Techcross has become the 7th ballast water treatment system (BWTS) to receive US Coast Guard (USCG) type approval.

News of the approval, the first for a Korean BWTS manufacturer came during Posidonia 2018 over seven months after Techcross submitted the system for approval.

“We are very pleased with the USCG type approval, as it finally confirms the reliable performance and compliance to US discharging standards of our Electro-Cleen System (ECS),” said Jay Lee, director of aales & promotion for Techcross.

“It took a little longer than we expected, which might be due to USCG having scrutinizing the first application tested by KR. We now have a system approved by both US Coast Guard and the IMO.”

Seatrade Maritime News is reporting Live From Posidonia 2018

ECS USCG certificate for Techcross has operational limitation for hold time of 120 hours, which is a restriction on discharging within five days of ballasting.

“While acknowledging holding time is critical for the vessel operation, we have been working on the additional tests with KR for the 48 hours hold time for all salinities and expect the amended USCG certificate before the end of 2018,” said Lee.

Techcross is exhibiting at Posidonia stand 2.321