Kotug tug hull coating cuts noise for wildlife

The hull coating for 'K.J. Gardner' is aimed at protecting marine mammals (Kotug)

Kotug Canada Inc has applied a non-toxic noise reduction coating to one of its tugs that is intended to reduce vibration and underwater noise that can disturb marine life.

Tug owners’ endeavours to present a greener image is now well established in their business plans. Such measures typically come in the form of reducing toxic emissions from their engines, for example via alternative fuels or after-treatment of gases post combustion.

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