Jotun – hull cleaning service with a robot

(May 21 2020)

Coatings company Jotun has launched a hull cleaning service with a robot cleaning device which stays permanently attached to the hull, activated and controlled by staff in a centre in Norway.



Can you use drones to inspect tanks?

(Apr 30 2020)

Inspecting tanks is dangerous, and requires expertise which seafarers don’t usually have. Being able to use drones could be a big improvement – in safety and also perhaps supporting better inspections. There are interesting projects in Denmark and Al...



HullWiper – hull underwater cleaning by robot

(Mar 26 2020)

Hull robot underwater cleaning company HullWiper Ltd reports a big growth in use of its technology, as an alternative to underwater divers, to remove marine biofouling from ship hulls.



Silicone curative introduced for top coats

(Sep 02 2014)

SiVance, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Co, has introduced the patented SiVance C1008 curative, a new silicone curative that is claimed to significantly improve the durable flexibility of epoxy polysiloxane protective top coats in marine and other a...



DNV GL addresses lubes in US waters

(Mar 14 2014)

DNV GL has launched the EAL Report Service to help ship operators meet new US rules on vessel/water interfaces.



Diversification is the key for ship repairers

(Mar 03 2014)

The four major repairers in the area have all had a reasonable amount of success by diversifying away from their core business of bread and butter ‘haircut and shaves’ into other areas, such as the offshore sector.



Lisnave- more vessels less work

(Feb 28 2014)

Despite owners spending less money on repairs and competing in a global and highly competitive market, Portuguese shiprepair yard Lisnave handled a higher number of vessels last year.



Chemical tank cleaning animated video launched

(Nov 30 2013)

Indian-based training video supplier KARCO has released Chemical Tanker Cleaning - A Simple Understanding, Vol 1&2.



Consider seawater propeller shaft lubrication

(Nov 30 2013)

Seawater is a free environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) under the forthcoming US Environment Protection Agency Vessel General Permit (VGP).*



New cleaning product series introduced

(Nov 30 2013)

Marine Care, based at Maassluis, outside Rotterdam, has introduced a series of on board cleaning products under the banner of GreenCare.



Crew competency and cost control

(Oct 24 2013)

With the constant pressure on shipping companies to minimise costs yet make their vessels as efficient as possible, it is often a scenario that sees many ship operators turn to outsourcing as a way to strike the balance.*



Cost-efficient solution to meet lower emission levels

(Oct 16 2013)

The new tightened sulphur emission rules will become effective in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channel and North America in 2015 and as a result, the time for making the alterations required by the new regulations is fast approaching.



New synthetic lubricant range launched

(Oct 16 2013)

ExxonMobil Marine, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp, has introduced the patented Mobil SHC Aware, a new comprehensive series of synthetic, environmentally acceptable lubricants.



Reducing thruster downtime

(Oct 14 2013)

A new thruster monitor has been introduced, which is claimed to reduce downtime and increase productivity.



A free guide to optimising vessel lubricants

(Aug 31 2013)

Fathom, the information specialists on maritime eco-efficiency, has launched a free publication series for the maritime industry.




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