Coatings & Corrosion

Editorial: Gettin’ Crabby with Deadliest Catch

As February is our traditional cruise shipping edition, naturally we’ve selected a fishing boat and two crabs for the cover. But as many of you may already know,

Tall Ship Docked for Repairs

The largest brig to be built in the U.K. in a century sailed into in a Greenock dry dock yesterday for general maintenance and essential winter repairs.   The

JIP Launched to Examine Polymer Lined Pipes

A joint industry project (JIP) has been launched between Swagelining Limited, Saudi Aramco and The Welding Institute (TWI) to conduct investigations into the use

MSC Reports Better Fuel Efficiency with Jotun's HPS

Jotun Marine Coatings said Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will apply Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) on a number of new and existing vessels.   With almost 500 vessels,

Hempel Opens its First Factory in Africa

Hempel has opened its first factory in Africa, its 26th worldwide, to manufacture coatings for the marine as well as decorative and protective industries to serve customers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Deadliest Catch: The Quest to Coat Cornelia Marie

  Josh Harris and Casey McManus, a pair of 31-year-olds who respectively own and run the fishing boat Cornelia Marie – made famous on the Discovery Channel’s cable

DNV GL-led JIP for Pipeline Design Guidelines

With submarine pipelines increasing in diameter and extending into deeper waters and more challenging environments, design requirements for concrete weight coating do often not meet current needs.

Coating the Deadliest Catch’s Cornelia Marie

Coming in the Maritime Reporter & Engineering News February 2015 edition:   Boat owner Josh Harris and captain Casey McManus, leaders of the commercial crab fishing

Hunt Joins Pettit Marine Paint Marketing Team

  Pettit Marine Paint has announced  the addition of Margo Hunt to its management team. In her new role as Marketing and Sales Support Manager, Hunt will be responsible

Damen to Debut Composite Fast Crew Supplier

Damen Shipyards Group will launch a composite Fast Crew Supplier 1605 to the market in February. Built at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey, the group’s specialist composite yard,

ClassNK Approves New Corrosion Resistant Steel

ClassNK has issued approval for Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation’s newly developed corrosion resistant steel (NSGP-2) for use on the upper deck and/or

Intertek Invests $1.8m in Corrosion Test Facility

Intertek has invested $1.8m expanding its center of excellence for corrosion testing services to meet growing demand for asset life extension solutions in the oil and gas industry.

Hempel to Acquire Jones-Blair Company

Danish-based coating supplier Hempel announced a binding agreement today to acquire Jones-Blair Company. The transaction is expected to close in early March 2015, subject to regulatory approval.

Bayonne Drydock Logs Successful '14

Bayonne Drydock kicked off last year with the repair and drydocking of the U.S. Navy Ship, Pomeroy followed by the successful drydocking and repairs of the USNS Watkins.

Ice-strengthened Ship Gets Ecospeed Protection

The bow area of the underwater hull of Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross was coated with Ecospeed. The ship is one of two ice-strengthened research vessels operated

New Coating Thickness Measurement Tool

  Oxford Instruments has introduced a new tool for coating thickness measurement and materials analysis.This new model, the MAXXI 6, is based on X-ray fluorescence technology.

MOL Develops ‘Fe-asy Checker 26’ Onboard Test Kit

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has developed and commercialized an onboard test kit called the “Fe-asy Checker 26,” which enables crewmembers to analyze total iron content in scavenging drain oil safely,

Jee to Present at Subsea Expo

Jee Limited’s Paul Otway, winner of Subsea UK Young Emerging Talent award 2013, discusses best practice for the management of pipeline integrity by pigging at Subsea Expo 2015.

AML Delivers Cabled UV Biofouling Control

UV AML Oceanographic released the sister product to UV Xchange, Cabled UV, which aims to bring UV biofouling control to an even wider array of applications and devices.

Tritex Underwater Metal Thickness Gauge

  The Mark 2 Tritex Multigauge 3000 Underwater Thickness Gauge, from U.K.-based Tritex NDT Ltd., uses multiple echo to completely ignore coatings up to 20mm thick,

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