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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

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

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

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

India Steamship to Buy Tankers

India Steamship, a company of the K K Birla group managed out of Kolkata by C S Nopany, is planning for mega expansion, the Business Standard reported. The outfit, which is now a part of Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals, would invest $206 million for doubling its fleet of tankers. Nopany said the company had already signed a MOU with a Greek company for acquiring a ship. India Steamship had three single hull tankers at present

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Impacted by China Holidays

Weak holiday demand to pressure rates lower. Rebound seen after China returns to market on Oct 8. Freight rates for capesize bulk carriers could come under pressure next week as lower cargo volumes due to holidays in China thwart shipowners efforts to push rates higher, ship brokers said.

Weaker Capesize Demand Pulls Down Baltic Index

Photo: Alex Sergienko

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry-bulk commodities, fell on Wednesday, primarily due to lower demand for capesize vessels.   The overall index, which factors in average daily earnings of capesize, panamax

Daewoo Put Under Pressure by Korea EXIM

Image: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co

 South Korea’s second-largest shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) hit a hurdle in its efforts to get capital injection after the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Exim Bank) delayed necessary funding for its shipbuilding project, reports MKBN.  

Heavy-lift Ship Transporting 22 Vessels from Asia to Rotterdam

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Press release - The Damen Shipyards Group is shipping a total of 22 vessels from several Damen shipyards aboard the heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. This is Damen’s largest transportation of stock vessels to date. Upon arrival in Europe later this month

Migrants Brave Deadly Dinghies

Migrants in Dinghies

  It is nighttime on a beach near the resort town of Bodrum and a group of migrants look out nervously at two ships on the horizon, wondering if they can slip past the Turkish coastguard and cross the Aegean Sea into a new life in Europe.

Sale of Diana Containership Falls Through

Courtesy Diana Containerships

  Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported that the previously announced sale of the 2001-built Panamax container vessel “Cap Domingo” will not proceed

Irving Begins Building Canada's First Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship

Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding and hundreds of employees at the Halifax Shipyard mark the start of production of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship today (CNW Group/J.D. Irving, Limited)

Hundreds of employees gathered in Irving Shipbuilding’s new Assembly Hall at the Halifax Shipyard to celebrate the start of production of Canada’s first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS). “Today is a milestone we have all been anticipating

Private Ship Repair Moves Dry Dock Timelines

Due to a delay on a private ship repair at the Durban Dry Dock, TNPA has adjusted the project schedule for repairs on the facility’s 35 metre long, 900 ton outer caisson by 18 days.

A delay in private repairs to the hospital ship Africa Mercy has caused a two-and-a-half week adjustment of timelines for Transnet National Ports Authority’s R30 million repair project at the Prince Edward Graving Dry Dock in Durban.  

Australian Amphibious force Set for launch

Commander Amphibious Task Force, Captain Jay Bannister (left), Commander Deployable Joint Forces Headquarters, Major General Stuart Smith (middle) and Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra Captain Chris Smith walk onflight deck

  Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, is preparing to demonstrate its capacity in waters off the North Queensland coast. Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment with MRH-90 helicopters from the 16th Aviation Brigade will combine

Port of Vitória Orders Hi-res Radars

Photo: Kelvin Hughes

Navigation and security surveillance systems company Kelvin Hughes announced it has been contracted to supply two of its SBS-900-2 SharpEye radar systems for the Porto de Vitória in Brazil. The equipment will be provided through Spain’s Indra.  

Norwegian Cruise Line, Port of Seattle Ink 15-year Lease

Photo: Port of Seattle

Cruise contract is port’s largest ever, cruise line homeports at Seattle's Pier 66 for 15 years   The Port of Seattle signed a 15-year lease with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises

31st MEU Provide Disaster Relief in Saipan

Sailors guide a crane on the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) during disaster relief efforts in Saipan after Typhoon Soudelor made landfall.

  The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived in Saipan on Aug. 8 and is providing disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor. When the ship was tasked to go to Saipan earlier in the week

More Than 200 Feared Dead in Sinking of Migrant Boat

Hopes faded of finding more survivors on Thursday from a shipwreck in which 200 migrants are feared drowned, as rescue ships were called to the aid of more migrant boats in the same area of the Mediterranean.   "We are witnessing a genocide caused by European selfishness

Tanker Retrofitted with Dual Fuel Engine

Fure West (Image: Caterpillar Marine)

Caterpillar Marine informs it has begin a dual fuel engine retrofit conversion onboard the 472-foot Fure West tanker, owned by Furetank Rederi A/B. The MaK M 43 C diesel engine onboard the tanker will be retrofitted in hull to the seven-cylinder M 46 dual fuel platform

Idreco Delivers Dredger for Hydro-Dam in Congo

ISD-600 (Photo: Idreco)

Idreco (International Dredger Constructions) of the Netherlands informs it has designed, built and installed its second dredger, an ISD 600 with a digging depth of 30 meters, at the Inga Dam in The Democratic Republic of Congo. The dredge has a mixture production and solids production of

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