Regular hull cleaning prevents calcareous fouling from progressing to a point where fouling damages underlying anticorrosive paint coatings.
Advantages of performing regular hull cleanings:
- Fuel Savings
Fuel savings of more than 15 percent have been realized as a result of hull cleaning and propeller polishing of fossil-fueled ships.
- Extended Paint Life
The service life of a paint system can be extended from 2 to 7 or more years when supported over its lifetime by regularly scheduled inspections and periodic hull cleanings.
- Corrosion Control
Calcareous fouling accelerates paint system failure, thereby increasing the hull structure’s susceptibility to corrosion.
- SEEMP – Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan Implementation
- Bio-fouling Management Plan Implementation
MEGADIVE LTD can provide periodic hull cleanings on a worldwide basis through the network of offices and service stations.