Incorrect maintenance practices and merely unprofessional ship care can turn up and cost you heaps of dollars in the long run. From potentially ruining the ecosystem (by harboring hazardous pests and marine species), a dirty hull can lead to various ship inefficiencies. If you’re new to the shipping industry or generally unaware of correct hull cleaning practices, our hull cleaning experts at Thai Subsea Services are here to help.
It’s extremely important to adopt a thorough and consistent hull cleaning program for your ships, whether they be bulk carriers, tankers, or offshore marine vessels.
In this blog, we will discuss the adverse impact of inconsistent and incorrect hull cleaning practices that can compromise your ship’s performance.
Within the shipping and environmental industries, “biofouling” is a term that is used to specifically refer to problematic species that attach to or grow on ships and oceanic infrastructure, leading to unwanted invasive species into delicate marine environments.
A ship intended to sail in international trade must hold a valid class certificate, issued upon verification of its compliance with the rules of a Classification Society.
Member societies of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) are non-governmental organizations that are responsible for more than 90% of the world’s cargo-carrying ships’ tonnage.
Some of these societies have been around for a very long time. Lloyd’s Register of London for example, was established in 1760. In those times, the shipping industry was experiencing rapid growth and was in a need of a system to properly assess and ensure the quality of the ships embarking on travel in the high seas.