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The importance of antifouling application monitoring on leisure boats
2015 57th International Symposium ELMAR (ELMAR)
Underwater part of ship's and boat's hull is affected by marine biofouling which are adhering on it. Fouling of underwater part of hull is huge problem in shipping causing speed reduction and higher maintenance cost. Adhering of marine biofouling organisms can be reduced or eliminated applying antifouling coatings, but the release of hazardous substances also causes serious problems to the environment. This paper gives a brief overview of the international law and conventions relatingdoi:10.1109/elmar.2015.7334528 fatcat:xqfizjm26vbkzbsjlhchvtbwt4