Viewpoint: Scrubbing up nicely
Rather than spend a fortune drydocking a ship, how much easier to employ underwater cleaning systems. However, many ports refuse to let the washing take place in their waters, citing environmental reservations, even with self-contained systems
BIMCO, along with paint and coating manufacturers, ship operators and companies engaged in hull cleaning hope that by the autumn of 2019 a standard for the underwater cleaning of ships’ hulls that is safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable will be in place
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