Samsung Heavy wins U.S. approval for managing ballast water system on ships

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This photo provided by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy shows a ship being built by Samsung Heavy Shipyard.

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., a major South Korean shipbuilder, has secured U.S. Coast Guard approval to manage ballast water systems on ships, a certification services provider said Thursday.

The Korean Register — which is permitted to test ballast management on behalf of the Coast Guard — said Samsung Heavy won the authorization on June 15.

A South Korean consortium led by the Korean Register submitted its test results on Samsung Heavy’s ballast water management system to the U.S. Coast Guard in September.

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