MV Onego Isle participates in innovative antifouling trial

Following successful completion of dry dock last year we are delighted to find our MV Onego Isle featuring in December issue of shipyard customer magazine Remontowa Ship Repair News focussing on her unusual bow design and environmental credentials.

Together with necessary maintenance our fleet is receiving a makeover and Onego Isle left shipyard sporting new colours – dark blue hull, white cranes and dark red underwater section.

In constant drive to further improve performance Carisbrooke Shipping has entered a trail with Nippon Paint Marine Europe to test their antifouling paint alongside a traditional coating. Aquaterras is the world’s only biocide-free SPC (self-polishing copolymer) with the added benefit of advertised fuel saving.

The feedback received from vessel was positive and the coating of the 28m2 trial area in dry dock went to plan.  The location of the test patch gives easy access for continuous monitoring over the next 6-12 months and comparison against the standard (upgraded) antifouling we applied at the same docking period.