Ecochlor, Inc. recieves first US Coast Guard STEP Approvals

Ecochlor announced today that the US Coast Guard has accepted the container ship M/V Atlantic Compass and the bulker M/V Moku Pahu into the Shipboard Testing Evaluation Program (STEP). Both ships are equipped with Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment Systems. The acceptance specifies that, on these vessels, the Ecochlor System is an approved alternative to ballast water exchange as a means of complying with Ballast Water Management regulations found in 33 CFR 151- 2035. This equivalence lasts for the life of the system or until the ship is decommissioned.

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Ecochlor, Inc. recieves IMO Guideline 9 Basic Approval at MEPC 58

Ecochlor, Inc. announced today that the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved its application for Guideline 9 (G9) Basic Approval of the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System at the MEPC 58 meeting in London. The approval was received at the recommendation of the GESAMP-Ballast Water Working Group. GESAMP is the international Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection responsible for reviewing and recommending approval of these applications. The application was submitted on Ecochlor’s behalf by the German Federal Maritime Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)).

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