DNV accepted as USCG Independent Lab for Ballast Water Management Systems

  • by BPC Staff
  • on June 12, 2013

The Coast Guard has accepted Det Norske Veritas (DNV) AS, located in Høvik, Norway, as an Independent Laboratory, as defined by 46 CFR 159.001-3, for the evaluation, inspection, and testing of ballast water management systems (BWMS).

As an accepted independent laboratory, DNV is required to independently evaluate, inspect, and test BWMS for compliance with the standards and regulations of 46 CFR 162.060.  DNV is also required to submit its results, and those of its sub-laboratories, to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Center.

The Coast Guard Maritime Information Exchange (CGMIX) at http://cgmix.uscg.mil will list the information in this letter and enclosure under accepted laboratories for approval series 162.060.

Letter of Acceptance