Netherlands-based Fleet Cleaner now has a third specialist hull cleaning vessel, the Thunderbird 3. In addition, its hull cleaning ROVs can now be remotely operated from its remote operating control centre in Delft the Netherlands. Hull biofouling and its role in...
The build-up of marine life on ships’ hulls, known as biofouling, is an age-old problem for ship operators and the shipping industry. A new international effort initiated by NGO Bellona and supported by leading companies aims to develop an industry standard for...
Shipowner U-Ming has ordered Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) for its new 190,000-DWT dual fuel bulk carrier. The HSS consists of an underwater robotic device with hull inspection and cleaning capabilities, and SeaQuantum Skate, a purpose developed...
After completing trials, hull cleaning company Fleet Cleaner now has permission to clean ships in the Belgian ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent. The company has designed a hull cleaning robot that removes biofouling during (un)loading in port. The robot uses high...
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