Agreement by the Government of Peru to accede to the International Maritime Organisation’s Ballast Water Convention has brought the regulations to the brink of implementation.
The Convention is intended to limit the transport of invasive species in ship’s ballast… Continue reading
The Kong Kong Government of Hong Kong plans to implement the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships (AFS Convention), according to a note published to ship owners, operators, masters, classification societies and shipbuilders.
The Anti-Fouling… Continue reading
Published in Pesticides News No. 67, March 2005
Diuron is a common ‘booster biocide’ in anti-fouling paints.
“Diuron is a non-selective herbicide mainly used to control weeds on hard surfaces. Its principal breakdown product 3,4-dichloroaniline is more toxic… Continue reading
Friends of the Earth released the 2016 edition of its Cruise Ship Report Card today, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 17 cruise lines and their 171 ships. The report card, last released in 2014, shows… Continue reading
Underwater cleaning of ship hulls releases both invasive species and high concentrations of toxic anti-fouling paint into the water.
In enclosed bays these have no place to go. This collation of video clips shows underwater hull cleaning in progress… Continue reading
(Data taken from Product Data Sheets. Active anti-fouling agents highlighted)
International Paints Intercept 8000 (“Lubyon” technology)
Copper (I) oxide 25 – 50%
Zinc oxide … Continue reading