Selektope protecting the hull of the world´s largest hospital ship
In May 2021, after several years of construction at the Tianjin Xingang shipyard in northern China, the world´s largest civilian hospital-ship, Global Mercy™, completed its Sea Trial with good results.
To protect the vessel from harsh fouling conditions during predicted long periods of idling, the vessel was coated by a premium antifouling coating containing Selektope.
After 5 years of operation, the fi rst ship fully coated with a Selektope-containing antifouling paint went in for regular maintenance at a Chinese shipyard. The hull was completely free of barnacles, this after the ship both sailed and laid at anchor in high-risk areas for hard fouling and the growth of barnacles.
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Selektope® is an active antifouling agent that is added to marine paints that is characterised by its bio-repellent mode of action which keeps a ship’s hull barnacle-free, with non-fatal effect on the target organism.