Tag: Hull Cleaning

HullWiper partners with Immersub to tackle biofouling
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HullWiper partners with Immersub to tackle biofouling

HullWiper has signed an agreement with Indian Ocean-based underwater hull cleaning specialists Immersub, marking its first step into the African continent. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) uses adjustable seawater jets under variable pressure to remove fouling. No brushes or divers are required, minimising the risk of damage to hull coatings and to human life. Removed...

HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters
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HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters

Remotely operated underwater hull cleaning solution HullWiper will start operating at Mauritian ports from 2019. Mauritius is one of 12 countries involved with the IMO’s GloFouling Project, a collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IMO, created to implement guidelines for the control and management of the transfer...

Biofouling initiative launched
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Biofouling initiative launched

An initiative to target the transfer of aquatic species via ships’ hulls has been launched. The GloFouling Partnerships project, which is a collaboration between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will drive actions to control and manage ships’ biofouling under the IMO Guidelines. The...

HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar
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HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar

  HullWiper and partner SCAMP, which provides ship fuel conservation and underwater services, has launched its hull cleaning services for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. The agreement marks the latest expansion under HullWiper’s global leasing programme to offer shipowners and operators a cost-efficient, brush- and diver-free alternative to traditional hull cleaning methods. The Port...

BIMCO-led group to set standard for underwater hull cleaning
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BIMCO-led group to set standard for underwater hull cleaning

BIMCO and a group of industry partners have set out to create an internationally recognised standard in response to growing concerns over the impact of hull biofouling on the marine environment. The group consists of eight different organisations, including paint manufacturers, shipowners and cleaning companies, with the aim to take a holistic approach to establishing...

Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules
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Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules

Seagull Maritime and Jotun have launched a set of e-learning modules on paint maintenance to help owners and operators improve the maintenance and effectiveness of their ships’ on-board paint. The e-learning modules will focus on in-service treatments and how in-service maintenance can limit or prevent deterioration to paint from corrosion, which can have long-term cost...

HulllWiper secures first cleans at Australian port
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HulllWiper secures first cleans at Australian port

HullWiper’s underwater hull cleaning technology has completed its first month of operation at the Australian Port of Townsville with initial contracts already secured following its July 2018 launch. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) cleans vessels’ hulls using adjustable seawater jets under available pressure. This removes the need for abrasive brushes and improves the safety of...

Wärtsilä to expand underwater repair and maintenance services
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Wärtsilä to expand underwater repair and maintenance services

Wärtsilä has announced that it is in the process of expanding its underwater services to reduce unscheduled dry-dockings and improve the operational efficiency of vessels. The Finnish company is currently developing an environmentally sound method for underwater hull cleaning that aims to “cover close to 100 per cent of the submerged hull” confirmed Tamara de...

Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating
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Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating

A Golden Gate Bridge ferry has opted for Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed coating, marking the first application of Ecospeed to a ferry operating in California. The ferry M.S Marin, owned and operated by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, has received application of the coating to its hull and will now undergo performance evaluation. Since...

HullWiper to operate in Australian port
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HullWiper to operate in Australian port

The Port of Townsville, Australia, has granted permission for K-ROV to operate remote hull cleaning technology, HullWiper, within its waters. HullWiper, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) cleans hulls and surfaces of ships using adjustable seawater jets under variable pressures, rather than abrasive brushes that are typically used. The jets clean the ship of biofouling, reducing...

UK Port trials HullWiper technology
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UK Port trials HullWiper technology

The Port of Southampton, UK is testing hull cleaning technology, HullWiper, on a range of ships to demonstrate the performance of the technology to the harbour authority, Associated British Ports (ABP). HullWiper is a diver and brush-free technology that uses adjustable seawater jets under variable pressures to clean ships’ hulls and surfaces to reduce resistance...