The Coast Guard Marine Safety Center received its sixth application for Ballast Water Management System type approval for the Erma First FIT Ballast Water Treatment System manufactured by Erma First of Greece. MSC will review the application for compliance with US Coast Guard regulations in 46 CFR 162.060. Once it has been determined that the application meets the requirements, the MSC will issue a type approval certificate. So far only three systems have been approved. BWMS type approval applications and approval certificates are posted on MSC’s website.