Biofouling versus ballast water impact

Unlike biocidal coatings, the in-water cleaning of hard inert coatings is permitted in most of the world’s ports and harbours

According to Belgium-headquartered Subsea Technologies, a pioneer in the development of hard hull coating systems and hull and propeller cleaning systems, the entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to ...

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