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.
Analysis of hull fouling condition data obtained from vessel drydocking attendance over a four-year period has revealed that more than 40% of vessels were suffering from over 10% hard fouling coverage on the hull.
A Biosecurity New Zealand-organised biofouling survey will involve compulsory hull checks for up to 40 arriving cargo vessels.
A ground-breaking Global Industry Alliance has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time – invasive species and GHG emissions.
As biofouling is attracting an increasing amount of attention from states, shipowners, and port authorities around the world, BIMCO is continually working on biofouling management and ways to improve access to in-water cleaning.
Biodiversity can be threatened by organisms which can build up on ships’ hulls and other marine structures, a process known as biofouling.
Biofouling has always been a matter of grave concern for ships and ship owners. The Advanced Nanostructured Surfaces for the Control of Biofouling AMBIO project is an initiative that plans to minimize the effects of this problem with environmentally friendly measures
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.
The introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) associated with global shipping has been identified as a significant threat to the world’s oceans and coastal ecosystems.