Leading the way in advanced hull coatings, Nippon Paint Marine has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first biocide-free, low friction self-polishing copolymer (SPC) antifouling technology.

From environmental regulations to saving fuel there are many reasons why reducing the level of fouling a ship’s hull is something that owners and manager seek to do.

Subsea Industries claims to have a hull coating solution that can not only save up to 8% in fuel consumption but is totally biocide-free and non-toxic.

Nanotechnology research has resulted in a potential new environmentally-friendly solution to the age-old problem of biofouling.

Fiji has banned the bulker DL Marigold from entering its waters after it was expelled from New Zealand over “severe” bio-fouling on its hull.

A Korean-owned bulk carrier has been ordered to leave New Zealand waters after its hull was judged to be threat to bio-security.