New Zealand announced introduction of a new biofouling survey that will involve compulsory hull checks for up to 40 arriving cargo vessels. The aim is to build a profile of vessels that are most likely to be contaminated with foreign marine species.
A new Global Industry Alliance (GIA), launched on the occasion of World Environment Day, brings together stakeholders in the private sector and the GloFouling Partnerships, a project led by UN, to address invasive species and GHG emissions.
BIMCO has moved a step closer to finishing a global set of guidelines needed to protect the marine environment from invasive species and reduce CO2 emissions.
Jotun has developed a proactive cleaning solution, using robotic technology. The solution also includes a special antifouling coating.
A new IMO video animation shows how aquatic organisms can build up on surfaces and structures exposed to the sea – a process known as biofouling.
Highlights of the PPR 7 included the finalization of the guidelines for scrubbers, development of a basis for work to determine the impact of scrubber water discharge, draft regulations for prohibiting the use and carriage of HFO as fuel in the Arctic, and revision of guidance on ballast water system commissioning.
To better understand how shipowners view the biofouling and in-water processes, BIMCO launched a survey in 2018, highlighting that manual collection of data is the most popular method among the companies that responded; The results of the survey were presented to the IMO.
PPG in collaboration with DNV GL launched a study which concluded to the fact that vessels that use their fouling release and antifouling coatings present enhanced speed and power performance. The results of the study were presented at the 4th annual Hull Performance and Insight Conference (HullPIC) in Gubbio, Italy.
According to the IMO, marine biodiversity is in danger of invasive aquatic species (IAS), which harm the world’s freshwater, coastal and marine’s native ecosystems, a challenge that led to the launch of GloFouling Partnerships project; Thus, taking part in the project, Indonesia and Mexico have formed their national task force.
Researchers from the Italian University of Pavia, conducted the first research in the Mediterranean combining boat and marina sampling data to better understand how private boats spread alien species, resulting to marine pollution.
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