Shipowners may have the rapidly approaching 2020 fuel choice issue preoccupying their minds at the moment but routine matters such as protective coatings and anti-corrosion measures also need consideration. Corrosion has in fact been identified as a particular problem for some scrubber equipped vessels. Looking forward, the IMO’s new interest in biofouling could be a prelude to further regulation in future.
This latest ShipInsight guide examines the science behind coatings and their different uses on board ships, whether that be for controlling hull fouling or protecting ship structures from inevitable corrosion. There are also sections on specialist anti-corrosion technologies outside the use of coatings.