Even before COVID-19, over 40% of vessels had unacceptable levels of barnacle fouling

MARINE INSIGHT | New research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech AB has quantified the true extent of the barnacle fouling problem across the global shipping fleet.

I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse underwater hull fouling condition on a sample of 249 ships which drydocked over a four-year period between 2015-2019. The sample included all major ship types covering a range of trading activity.

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