An overview of managing the underwater hull of vessels and the contribution of fouling prevention techniques.

A cursory review of major paint company web-sites, indicates claims of fuel savings anywhere in the range of 1.4 – 10% by the selection of one fouling prevention solution or another. Prima facia this provides an owner/operator significant operational cost savings, but is it really that straightforward, can such savings really be made? Read the full overview by downloading the PDF below.

By Dr Raouf Kattan, Dr R Townsin, Mr V Armstrong, 2015