Bio-fouling risks soon to impact on hull maintenance

Laursen, Wendy
December 2009
Ausmarine;Dec2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p28
Trade Publication
The article highlights the bio-fouling guidelines under development by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). These are focused on hull cleaning and associated record keeping that will affect work boats and cargo carrying fleet. The guidelines promote the formation of a bio-fouling management system covering ships' hulls and associated niche areas. These are also expected to pursue increased frequency and duration of dry-docking and in-water cleaning.


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