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US Coast Guard rejects Desmi's ballast water appeal

Desmi Ocean Guard has once again received a rejection from the US Coast Guard, whose approval is crucial for the company's business. Not surprising, CEO Rasmus Folsø tells ShippingWatch. The supplier is now working on a new solution to ensure the approval.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has rejected an appeal submitted by Desmi Ocean Guard in response to the authority's rejection of the test method which Desmi used as documentation that the Danish supplier's ballast water management system complied with USCG requirements, Desmi CEO Rasmus Folsø tells ShippingWatch.

Desmi applied for type approval for its ballast water management system in March 2015, for which the system had been tested using the MPN test method. The application was rejected in December 2015 in move that hit Desmi as well as Hyde Marine, Trojan Marinex and Alfa Laval, all of which - like Desmi - use UV technology in their systems.

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