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Intersleek 900

International Paint Debuts Intersleek 900

International Paint introduced the foul release technology, Intersleek 900. Aimed to deliver higher performance standards with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, Intersleek 900 is a unique patented fluoropolymer foul release coating which represents the very latest advances in fouling control technology, significantly improving upon the performance of the silcone-based system Intersleek 700. Intersleek 900 has foul release capabilities and good resistance to mechanical damage. For the very first time all vessels above 10 knots, including scheduled ships, tankers, bulkers, general cargo ships and feeder containers can now benefit from foul release technology. Compared to the Intersleek 700 silicone based system, Intersleek 900 is designed to be 25 percent smoother and provides 38 percent coefficient of friction; has up to 80 better static fouling resistance; 40% better foul release properties; 50% reduction in slime; 100% better hold up; 35% higher gloss; 60% reduction in overspray and 60% better abrasion resistance. In terms of fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, Intersleek® 900 offers predicted savings* of 2% in comparison to Intersleek 700 and 6% in comparison to SPC antifoulings. The potential exists for even greater savings in comparison to controlled depletion antifoulings.


Intersleek 900 for UK Navy’s Flagship

Photo courtesy International Paint Ltd.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has returned to International Paint for more of the latest fuel saving technology, Intersleek 900, for the hull of the UK Navy’s flagship HMS Ark Royal. She is the latest UK MoD vessel to benefit from Intersleek foul release coatings which can cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions. As part of the Ark Royal’s Contractor Support Period at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard in the UK, the 20


Making Coatings Pay Twice Over: Joint Eco-Initiative

Image courtesy of AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, supplier of International advanced hull coatings and The Gold Standard Foundation draw attention to a new and unique marine-based methodology to reward the improved fuel efficiency of ships within the international maritime industry. Certification by The Gold Standard for the first of its kind, peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits, thus income, for the CO2 emission reductions they achieve.


This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 7

1960 - Launch of first fully-guided flight of Polaris missile at Cape Canaveral (flew 900 miles) 1967 - Mobile Riverine Force begins arriving at Vung Tau, Vietnam (Source: Navy News Service)


GE Receives EPA Tier II Compliance Certification

GE Transportation announces that it has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier II emissions compliance certification for its V228 diesel engine family. In order for the EPA to grant Tier II compliance certification, GE submitted results from emissions testing conducted on its 8, 12 and 16 cylinder V228 engines at its Erie, Pa., facility. GE’s V228 family includes the 8V228, 12V228 and 16V228 engine configurations, for power ranges from 1


Pirating of MV Albedo in the Somali Basin

Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

In the early hours of 26 November, the MV Albedo was pirated approximately 900 nautical miles East of Mogadishu (Somalia). The MV Albedo is Malaysian flagged and owned, with a crew of 23 (Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Iranian). The vessel was carrying containers and was bound for Mombasa from Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Including the MV Albedo, pirates are currently holding 22 vessels with 521 hostages.


E Instruments International Introduces E4400

E4400 Hand-Held Combustion Gas & Emissions Analyzer

The NEW E4400 is a portable flue gas analyzer designed for emissions monitoring and maintenance & tuning of combustion processes. Its rugged design and “true NOx” capability makes the E4400 the ideal industrial analyzer for boiler, engine, furnace, and other combustion applications. The E4400 also includes: - Up To FOUR Gas Sensors: O2, CO, NO, NO2, SO2, CxHy - Built-In Printer (non-thermal) - Low NOx and True NOx Capable - Unbreakable Metal Hose Connectors


Broström’s Bro Genius Delivered

The new 7,600 dwt product tanker BRO GENIUS, launched on 10 May this year, has now been delivered from the Dutch Shipyard Ferus Smit BV. BRO GENIUS is the sixth double-hulled product tanker, in a series of eight in a newbuilding programme for the market segment 6,900/7,600 dwt. Similar to its five sister vessels BRO GLORY, BRO GRACE, BRO GLOBE, BRO GALAXY and BRO GEMINI, BRO GENIUS will mainly serve under Broström´s portfolio of cargo contracts with oil companies in the North European trade


Oriana returns to A&P Southampton

P&O Cruises' Oriana has completed it's second refit in A&P Group's Southampton yard. Oriana was in dry-dock between 1st and 12th December, followed by sea trials and returned into service on schedule on 13th December when the ship departed on her Christmas cruise, with a full compliment of passengers. The refit works comprised routine ship repair work including the application of International's Intersleek 700 biocide-free fouling-control system to the outer hull


Man Diesel & Turbo Uprates L23/30H Genset

In connection with the strategic, internal transfer of responsibility for Holeby GenSets from its Medium-Speed to Low-Speed organization, Man Diesel & Turbo is uprating its L23/30H engine. The company reports that it will uprate the unit by, crucially, just under 10 percent of current values. This move dispenses with the need to apply for a completely new type of approval, as would be demanded by many classification societies, and significantly reduces costs and development time.


Shipwrecked Bodies Brought Ashore, EU Proposes Doubling Rescue Effort

The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of some 900 people feared killed in the deadliest shipwreck while trying to reach Europe.  


EU Leadership Meets on Migrant Crisis

EU foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg; 24 corpses carried off Italian patrol ship in Malta. Death toll from Sunday's shipwreck off Libya still unclear. European Union foreign ministers gathered in Luxembourg on Monday under pressure to produce more than words as bodies were brought ashore in


Panic on Migrant Boat Kills Hundreds

Hundreds of people desperate to be rescued from a packed migrant boat in the Mediterranean pushed to one side when they saw a ship approach, capsizing the craft and pitching everyone into the sea where hundreds died, an official said on Wednesday.  


Gibson to Build 900,000b Crude Storage in Alberta

Canadian oil storage and transport company Gibson Energy Inc said on Monday it is building 900,000 barrels of crude oil storage at its terminal in Hardisty, Alberta, after receiving sufficient support from shippers.   The company will build a 500


Spliethoff Chooses Imtech for VSAT Network

Photo courtesy of Spliethoff Group

Spliethoff Group, one of the largest ship management companies in the Netherlands, has awarded Imtech Marine a three-year extension contract for the supply of a broad-ranging Ship to Shore Communications service on the global VSAT network of Radio Holland


Huge Heavy Lift Project Wraps up in Colombia

Mammoet crane at Reficar Refinery, Cartagena, Colombia (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet concludes multi-year heavy lifting and transport project for refinery in Cartagena, Colombia   Mammoet USA informs it has completed a heavy lifting and transport project at the largest refinery in Colombia, the Reficar Refinery.  


New Containership Enters CMA CGM Fleet

CMA CGM Volga (Photo courtesy of the CMA CGM Group)

The CMA CGM Volga, eighth of the 28 vessels named after famous rivers series, enters the CMA CGM fleet   Newbuild containership CMA CGM Volga entered the CMA CGM fleet on March 17, and began her first rotation in Dalian, China, on March 20, the CMA CGM Group announced.  


Arctic Melt Messing with Gulf Stream

The blue cooling spot south of Greenland: NASA GISS warming map 1901-2013

 As glacier melt in the Arctic continues to accelerate, the foot of the Atlantic's most powerful ocean current keeps pressing harder and harder on the brake pedal, resulting in the weakest Gulf Stream in the last 1,000 years.   The slowing Gulf Stream water currents is threatening


Navy to Christen Amphibious Ship John P. Murtha

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship John P. Murtha. Photo  USN

  The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), Saturday, March 21 during a 10:00 a.m. CDT ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.   The ship is named in honor of John P


Towing Vessel Sinking on Ohio River

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to the sinking of a towing vessel on the Ohio River near Golconda, Illinois, Wednesday.   Coast Guard Sector Ohio River Valley watchstanders were notified the towing vessel David Dunnigan sank while working near mile marker 897.5, at approximately 8 p.m


Shortage in Supramax

Supramax bulk carrier (Pic: United Seven GmbH & Co)

 As tonnage in the East Coast South America (ECSA) region continued to outnumber fresh grain requirements, Supramax front-haul freight rates fell this week, reports Platts, quoting shipping sources.   The rate for carrying a 50,000 mt grain stem from ECSA to the Far East continued at


First RAscal 1800 ASD Tug for Sanmar

Photo: Robert Allan Ltd.

The Yenicay 1 is the first of the new RAscal 1800 series of ASD tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and delivered by Sanmar to its own fleet in Turkey in January, 2015.   The RAscal 1800 is a big sister to the RAscal 1500 delivered by Sanmar in 2014 to Norwegian clients and shares a common


First of 20 New Ships Delivered to Intermarine

Industrial Grand (Photo courtesy of Intermarine)

Transporter of project, breakbulk and heavy lift cargoes, Intermarine, LLC, has begun “Fleet of the Future” deliveries with the addition and maiden voyage of the newbuild Industrial Grand.   The 20,000 DWT, 545 foot multipurpose vessel Industrial Grand features three cranes with


Port of San Pedro Seeks to Fund Upgrades with European Roadshow

     Ivory Coasts Port of San Pedro (courtesy of sanpedro-portci.com)

  Ivory Coast's second largest port of San Pedro will hold a roadshow in France and Britain next month as it seeks to raise 180 billion CFA francs ($300 million) to fund upgrades, the port's director said.   San Pedro is already the world's leading port for cocoa exports


Pacific Marine Power Now Offering Volvo Penta Products

Pacific Marine Power is now providing the full range of Volvo Penta diesel and gasoline marine engines, generator sets, and controls to customers throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, the company announced today. The Volvo Penta marine engine lineup includes their Inboard Performance






 
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