On this page you can find articles about Subsea Industries published on websites and in trade magazines.
More Ecospeed Protection for Eckerö RoRo Ferry
In 2019 Finnish shipping company Eckerö coated the open cargo deck of their roro passenger ferry Finbo Cargo with Ecospeed. This was done to protect the deck against damage from cars and cargo. One year later the deck was still in excellent condition, in strong contrast to previous years.
The Matter of Biofouling
Recently there has been a lot of discussion about biofouling. A word coined to describe marine life attached to ship hulls, it is seen as a ship speed breaker, a destructive factor to hull coatings and a cause of alien invasive species. To call it fouling is in fact a misnomer. It is marine life and it was there first, long before any ship or boat had entered any water.
MER december/January 2014
Hull biofouling is a wellknown contributor to the transfer of invasive species, but coatings manufacturers differ on how they believe the problem can be alleviated. For instance, Belgium-based Subsea Industries professes that applying its vinyl ester-based Ecospeed coating to hulls will limit the transmission, provided regular hull cleaning is undertaken.
Maritime by Holland September 2012
Economically, the growth of organisms on the hull of a ship will mean trouble. Ships move slower through the water, consuming more fuel and thus increase costs for a ship owner. Several companies share their coating products and knowledge with Maritime by Holland Magazine.
Ship and Offshore Repair Journal June July 2012
One year after the Ecospeed underwater hull coating had been applied on her rudder, USG Corp’s 47,761 dwt bulk carrier Gypsum Integrity entered Portugal’s Lisnave, Setúbal, while Ecospeed was applied on the rudder of her sister vessel, Gypsum Centennial at the same location.
Ice – The Ship Hull Nemesis
Part I: Shipping In Ice. For as long as men have traveled and traded by water-routes, ice has been a nemesis for ships and their hulls. And with good reason since, on average, sea ice covers about 25 million square kilometers (9,652,553 square miles) of the planet—amounting to about two-and-a-half times the area of Canada.
Ship & Offshore Special GreenTech 2012
The decrease of polar ice as the planet warms has opened up the Arctic region to a massive increase in shipping traffic, which now threatens to cause a proportionately greater environmental impact, writes David Phillips, editor of the Journal of Ship Hull Performance