Environmental NGO the Bellona Foundation spearheads strong initiative to define and implement a new ISO standard for proactive hull cleaning.
IMO and States in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region have begun developing a regional biofouling management strategy and action plan to prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species.
Selektope, has completed five years of operation with a clean hull, free of barnacle fouling, in some of the world’s high-risk biofouling hotspots with no hull cleaning with zero speed loss.
TEST Biofouling Project will demonstrate technical solutions to stop invasive species and reduce GHG emissions from ships.
Keeping ships’ hulls free from just a thin layer of slime can reduce a ship’s GHG emissions by up to 25 per cent, according to the preliminary findings of a new study, launched at COP 26.
A new white paper released by Swedish technology company I-Tech highlights the increasing problems for ship operators caused by biofouling occurring during growing idling periods, showing how ship idling has increased over the last 12 years.
Biofouling is one of the main problems faced by ships at the sea. Different types of methods are used to prevent marine growth from entering ship systems. In this article, we have described four main types of anti-fouling systems which are used on board ships.
IMO is asking recreational boat owners worldwide to take part in a global survey on how they deal with fouling on their craft, as part of a major project to help address the spread of aquatic invasive species.
A Biosecurity New Zealand-organised biofouling survey will involve compulsory hull checks for up to 40 arriving cargo vessels.