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WorkBoat Set for New Maintenance Show

A new conference and expo targeting marine maintenance and repair is docking in New Orleans next month.


Yard's 3rd OSHA Strike Nets $243k Fine

Cited over and over for similar hazards, including one that cost a worker his arm, a Michigan shipbuilder must now answer to 18 new federal citations and $242,940 in penalties.


SSPC Honors the Best of 2014

LAS VEGAS—Complex containment, strict schedules and rigorous regulations earned eight painting projects top honors as SSPC 2015 opened Tuesday (Feb. 3) in Las Vegas, NV.


Shipyard Fined for Waste, Collapse

A Mississippi shipyard will pay $144,545 to resolve a host of state environmental violations related to abrasive blasting and painting at its Pascagoula facility.


Contractor Fined for River Sewage

A marine construction contractor and an Oregon county have both agreed to pay fines to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act that occurred during sewage treatment plant work, the U.S. En...


From Thinner Coating, a Stealthier Sub

The images of sound-absorbing rubber tiles peeling off a fairly new $2 billion U.S. nuclear sub made the technology's shortcomings painfully apparent.


Material Offers Non-Skid Alternative

A new aluminum ceramic non-skid peel-and-stick material can replace traditional epoxy non-skid coatings in indoor and outdoor applications, according to manufacturer Silva Non Skid Solutions...


Hempel Expands Antifouling Lines

Hempel has added two antifouling products to its Globic and Dynamic product ranges for dry-dockings and new buildings.


Prison Terms Set in Marine Coating Case

The brother-owners of a Florida-based marine coatings company will serve time in prison for producing and selling a TBT-containing antifouling for years after the toxic product was banned.


Marine Coatings Set Sail for Growth

Propelled by the winds of oil and gas expansion and new products, the global marine coatings market will be worth a shipshape $10.4 billion by 2019, according to a new forecast.


Spray Fights Multimetal Corrosion

Cortec Corp. has rolled out an environmentally friendly, temporary coating designed to protect metals in indoor, outdoor and salt-spray environments.


Coastal Wall Work Uncovers Shipwreck

Work on a $23.8 million steel barrier project in coastal New Jersey is at a standstill while experts try to identify the remains of a shipwreck discovered 20 feet below the sand.


Shipyard Fined $1M in Coast Guard Scam

A Florida shipyard and its president will pay a $1 million fine for a scam designed to siphon off federal contracts meant for small businesses run by disabled veterans.


Lighting Tackles Marine Environments

Larson Electronics has expanded its range of industrial-grade lighting equipment with a new fluorescent fixture designed for wet areas and salt-water marine environments.


Shipyard Fined for Paint-Laden Runoff

A New England shipyard will pay a $20,000 fine and spend $30,000 to raise awareness of clean water laws after allegedly discharging stormwater contaminated with toxic paint chips into a cove...


Fouling Control System Touts Long Life

AkzoNobel's International brand has introduced a foul-release system for the North American power, water and wastewater segments.


Painters Serve a Storied Battleship

A 72-year-old World War II veteran is enjoying a much-needed facelift, thanks to a group of painters from New Jersey and a coating supplier.


Subsea Robot Aims to Thwart Smugglers

A small, submersible robot under development could provide a new line of defense against smugglers trying to sneak contraband in ship hulls.


Navy Shipyard Probe Curbs Work of 300

The U.S. Navy has restricted the duties of 300 civilian nuclear workers at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard amid allegations that they received credit for training they did not attend.


$2.5M Awarded for Shipbuilding Research

Coatings, surface preparation and corrosion control projects will share in more than $2.5 million in funding newly awarded by the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


Hawaii DOT Fined $1.2M for Runoff

Six years of state and federal complaints about pollutants washing into Hawaii's largest harbor have ended in a $1.2 million fine for Hawaii’s Department of Transportation.


‘Undersea Museums’ Reveal Ghost Ships

Coastal waters outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are home to an estimated 300 shipwrecks, but only a handful had been documented—until now.


Bids Sought for Vessel Repairs

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is seeking contractors to repair the M.V. Del Norte Ferry in San Francisco, CA.


Investigation Nets $1.6M in Back Pay

A staffing agency for oil field and maritime facilities in the Gulf Coast will pay 1,543 current and former temporary employees more than $1.6 million to make good on back wages, the U.S. De...


A Dazzling Homage to Camouflage

Hiding in plain sight has always been a crafty ruse, but if you want to completely confuse the enemy, you need to razzle-dazzle him.


Shipyard Hazards Draw $305K Fine

A Texas shipbuilder is facing its second federal safety case in nine months after inspectors recently found a range of hazards uncorrected from last fall.


ROV Boasts Quick Hull Cleaning

GAC EnvironHull has launched a high-speed, remote-controlled underwater hull cleaning vehicle designed to minimize surface damage.


Maintenance Mishap Guts $24M Yacht

Officials are still searching for the cause of a spectacular blaze that destroyed a $24 million yacht in a California shipyard last week.


Ship Hull Foil Prevents Fouling

Dutch maritime technology company Micanti has introduced an alternative to paint for ship hull antifouling.


Funding Boosts Canada’s Corrosion R&D

A nearly $600,000 investment in corrosion research will benefit the oil, gas, marine and other industries subjected to Canada's harsh Arctic environment.


UK Boosts Sustainable Marine Coatings

Fostering research to develop sustainable antifoulants, the UK has awarded £500,000 ($837,400 USD) to a consortium of businesses and universities.


Antifouling Touts Slick Slime Trick

PPG Industries has launched Sigmaglide 1290, a 100 percent silicone-binder system that uses surface regeneration technology to maintain a slime-resistant substrate.


New Software Assesses Hull Coatings

AkzoNobel has introduced a digital tool that enables operators in the shipping industry to assess and predict the risk of hull fouling depending on which routes are being traded.


2 Countries Struggle to Sink Ship

A 50-year-old former Canadian naval ship may have found herself a new home—at the bottom of the ocean off Southern California.


New Coating Nixes Chromate

A new coating for aluminum alloys eliminates toxic hexavalent chromium while retaining its anti-corrosion properties, developers say.


Diver Death Prompts $300K Fine

Nearly $300,000 in proposed penalties have been levied against a marine construction company in Florida after an untrained worker was killed while diving to do underwater construction work, ...


EU Opens Multinational Biofouling Push

Eco-friendly marine coatings that leave slime behind are the focus of a new multimillion-dollar European Commission initiative spearheaded by AkzoNobel and the Dutch Polymer Institute.


TQC Tool Analyzes Ship Hull Roughness

Ship performance may be easier to gauge with a new product from Thermimport Quality Control (TQC) that measures ship hull roughness and automatically calculates and saves the data.


SSPC Launches Free Mobile App

Standards, events, JPCL articles and other resources for coatings professionals on the go is now available as a free mobile app from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Lip-Syncing Oil Rig Crew Goes Viral

Life at sea can get lonely and boring—unless you happen to be on an oil rig with a crew full of karaoke masterminds.


CA Antifouling Bill Nears Finish Line

After several years, California legislation targeting copper-based antifouling coatings has just one step to go before becoming law.


New Hempel Antifouling Touts Guarantee

Protective and marine coatings maker Hempel has introduced Hempaguard, a line of two new hull coatings designed to resist fouling during idle periods and improve fuel efficiency.


NSRP Seeks New Research Proposals

New coatings and surface prep technologies and other solutions for decreasing ship ownership costs, improving standards and reducing environmental impacts are some of the goals for a new rou...


12 Shipyard Operations to Share $9.46M

Ship painting, blasting and manufacturing operations in 10 states will see expanded capabilities, facility upgrades and new technologies from $9.46 million in newly released federal grants.


2 Indicted in Navy Contract Kickbacks

Two employees of Navy contractors are facing decades in prison after being charged in a kickback scheme that allegedly traded bribes for Navy subcontracts.


Asia Boom Seen for Marine Coatings

Global growth in shipping and the offshore industry, aided by new coating advances, are poised to kickstart the Asia-Pacific marine coatings market in the years ahead, a new forecast reports...


Corrosion, Overloaded Cargo Sank Ship

Corrosion and a significantly weakened structure contributed to a sinking cargo ship that saw the loss of six lives, according to an investigation report published on Wednesday (June 12).


Obama Proposes 6% DOT Hike in 2014

The nation's beleaguered bridges, pipelines, roads, rail systems, ports, airports, maritime operations and transit systems could begin upgrades in FY 2014, if President Obama's $77 billion b...


Philippines Seeks $1.5M in Reef Mishap

The Philippines has announced plans to fine the United States $1.5 million for damage to a protected coral reef where a Navy ship was stuck for more than two months.


Piece by Piece, Navy Removes Ship

Grounded for more than two months, a U.S. Navy minesweeper is being surgically dismantled and lifted off a coral reef in the Philippines, officials said.


Shipyard Workers Get Layoff Reprieve

Cost-cutting “furloughs” for shipyard painters, maintenance crews and other civilian defense workers have been put on hold as the Department of Defense weighs a stop-gap budget bill newly pa...


Blasting Fire Hits Twice-Torched Sub

Just days after a shipyard painter was sentenced for setting two fires aboard a drydocked nuclear sub, fire crews responded this week to a new fire caused by abrasive blasting on the ship.


Shipyards Warned of Mass Layoffs

Threatened cutbacks by the U.S. Navy could soon cost thousands of American shipyard workers their jobs, BAE Systems is warning its employees.


Coating, Prep Projects on Deck at NSRP

From blasting protocols and best practices, to lasers and mechanical arms, leading experts are pursuing a range of projects to make ship coatings and surface preparation projects easier, che...


Navy to Scrap Stuck $277M Vessel

Hopelessly beached on a reef in the Philippines for over two weeks, the $277 million USS Guardian minesweeper will be cut to pieces in order to free it, the U.S. Navy has decided.


Hull Coating Shakes Off Marine Scum

A novel coating will allow a ship to shed unwanted bacteria and marine scum with the flick of a switch, according to a group of engineers at Duke University.


Navy Ship to Get Camo Paint Job

Decades removed from the “razzle dazzle” camoflauge paint jobs used on warships, the U.S. Navy has decided to bring camo back, announcing a decision to use a similar scheme on littoral comba...


War on Corrosion: News from the Front

SAN ANTONIO—The U.S. military is gaining serious ground in the multibillion-dollar war on corrosion, saving millions of dollars and improving readiness in the process, experts reported Tuesd...


Officials Seek $7M in Bridge Collapse

Kentucky officials are seeking $7.1 million after emergency repairs were required when a cargo ship struck a bridge, essentially cutting it in half and causing the span to collapse last Janu...


Bids Sought to Keep Texas Shipshape

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is inviting bids for repairs and recoating work on the historic battleship USS Texas (BB-35).


NEI Releases Protective Coating in U.S.

Nanomaterials maker NEI Corp. has introduced a flexible coating product designed to protect oxidizing steel and aluminum exposed to corrosive chemicals or harsh environmental conditions.


Coating Makers Win Antifouling Delay

For the fourth time, coatings makers have beaten back a California push for performance standards that would establish a ranking system to determine if a ship’s hull is “clean” enough to ent...


Shipyard to Get Sole-Source Coating Job

Washington State Ferries intends to award a sole-source contract to drydock and repair the Jumbo Class ferry MV Spokane.


Shipyard Worker Killed in PA

Authorities are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania ship repair worker who became entangled in machinery while servicing a crane 100 feet in the air.


Marker Made for Extreme Temps, Surfaces

Rough, wet industrial surfaces in extreme temperatures can be clearly marked with Markal’s new Quik Stik Mini paint marker tool, according to manufacturer LA-CO Industries.


ASCE Sees $35B Gap for Ports, Airports

Higher shipping costs, higher consumer prices, and the loss of one million jobs are among the consequences of an estimated $35 billion shortfall in marine port and airport investment in the ...


U.S. Joins IMO’s TBT Antifouling Ban

Eleven years after it helped launch the measure, the United States is set to become the next “Contracting State” for the IMO Antifouling Systems Treaty, following President Obama’s recent ap...


Marine Coatings Gain Reprieve in CA

Under pressure from coating makers, Southern California regulators have decided—for now—not to demand something that does not yet exist.


EPA OKs Cleanup at Navy Superfund Site

Contamination from paint, blasting and other activities will finally be cleaned up at the Naval Submarine Base-New London Superfund Site in Groton, CT, under a Navy plan newly approved by th...


Paint Job Will Take Ship to the Max

Peter Max is back—and now, he’s painting ships.


Hempel Expands Cargo Hold Coating Line

Protective coatings maker Hempel has completed its range of coatings for bulk carrier cargo holds with the launch of Hempadur Impact 47800.


Coatings Pull Slick Trick on Mussels

Silicone coatings are proving an effective new weapon in the Pacific Northwest’s war on invasive mussels.


Coatings Muscle in on Dam Mussels

Silicone foul-release coatings that have long protected ship hulls are now showing major promise against invasive mussels that plague much of the nation’s water and hydropower infrastructure...


TQC Launches Hull Roughness Test Gauge

Dutch developer TQC has extended its range of test products with the release of the DC9000 Hull Roughness Gauge, billed as “the next evolutionary step in hull roughness surveys.”


NY Ports Seek Structural Coating Expert

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has issued an RFP for a variety of ongoing professional structural coatings consulting services.


Hempel Adds 4 High-Solids Antifoulings

Protective coatings maker Hempel has launched high-solids versions of its Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, with optimized binder systems, microfiber technology, and other new featur...


All Hands Make New Museum Ship-Shape

With every inch of her 887-foot length gleaming in fresh coating, the legendary battleship USS Iowa is ready for its newest mission as Southern California’s newest maritime museum.


Study: Less Blasting May Save USN $10M

Why undertake the gargantuan task of removing a battleship’s entire underwater hull coating system when only a fraction of the coating is loose?


‘Shipwreck Coast’ Lighthouse Work Set

Careful cleaning and repainting of the oldest lighthouse on Lake Superior’s notorious “Shipwreck Coast” will complete a painstaking of the storied site, under a contract recently awarded to ...


EPA, Shipyard Settle Paint Waste Fine

Fairhaven Shipyard Companies, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $175,000 to resolve violations of the federal Clean Water Act at two of its facilities in Fairhaven during paint remov...


General Dynamics Buys Ship Coating Div

General Dynamics has announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire the Ship Repair and Coatings Division of Earl Industries, a leading East Coast ship repair company that supports t...


Port Firm Again in Hot Water with Feds

Failure to address long-standing chemical and training hazards has led to a host of extremely serious safety and health violations and nearly $90,000 in fines against a marine maintenance co...


Coating Cocktail Yields New Antifoulant

After nine years, a Swedish research program called Marine Paint has served up an eco-friendly antifoulant that is as much cocktail as coating.


Navy Coating Puts the Skids on Slips

Footing aboard those slick Navy decks and walkways is poised to improve with the introduction of a new non-skid shipboard coating developed by the Naval Research Laboratory.


Coating Cloaks Subs in Sound of Silence

New coating-based cloaking technology could make U.S. Navy subs and unmanned undersea vehicles even stealthier, developers say.


CA Drops Bid to Ban Copper Hull Paint

In a huge win for coating manufacturers, a California state senator has abruptly halted her long-fought effort to ban the use of copper antifouling paint on recreational boats in the state.


Salt Stripper Targets Atmospheric Service

Chlor*Rid International Inc. has rolled out a new salt removal product formulated to decontaminate structural steel and a variety of other surfaces in atmospheric service.


Navy Aims to Retire Surface Prep Grind

U.S. Navy sailors have been scraping paint off ships for a couple hundred years. Enough, the Navy now says.


PowerSeat Made for Working at Heights

Harken Industrial has introduced the PowerSeat, a sit-on powered ascender touted as a first for people working at heights.


Congress Urges Probe, Answers on LCS

Alleging “lack of transparency” by the Navy, members of Congress are demanding an accounting regarding new revelations of widespread problems with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program.


NY Drift Vessel to Get $572K Facelift

A Staten Island contractor has been awarded a $572,100 contract to refurbish the DCV Driftmaster, one of three New York District drift collection vessels that patrol New York and New Jersey ...


Congress Urged to Scrap Ship Program

Cracks, “rampant corrosion” and other problems on the Navy’s newest combat ships are worse than publicly reported, and the line should be scrapped, says a government watchdog group, citing n...


Bath Iron Faces 3rd Major OSHA Case

For the third time in recent years, one of the nation’s oldest and best-known shipyards is facing double-digit citations and a six-digit federal fine for a wide variety of repeat and serious...


MA Probes Late-Night Harbor Blasting

A New England painting contractor has landed in hot water after allegedly conducting uncontained late-night abrasive blasting in a Massachusetts harbor on St. Patrick’s Day.


Bids Invited for NY Vessel Painting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will accept bids March 20 for painting and other maintenance on the agency’s Research Vessel (R/V) Seth Green.


Coast Guard Contracts for Vessel Work

The U.S. Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic, has awarded a $315,700 contract to Wepfer Marine Inc., of Memphis, TN, for drydock repairs aboard two vessels.


New Video Lays Out Military’s Corrosion Fight

TAMPA, FL—The Department of Defense corrosion office unveiled a new video Tuesday (Jan. 31) that aims to give contracting officers and the public an up-close-and-personal look at the challen...


PPG Unveils 1-Component Marine Coating

PPG Industries has introduced PSX ONE coating in the United States for use in protective and marine project applications.


OSHA Fines Navy Shipbuilder $166K

Government contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries and five subcontractors face a total of 50 federal citations and $176,444 in fines related to health and safety conditions at the company’...


Ship Coating Inspection Goes Digital

Navy researchers have developed a novel ship coating inspection process that is designed to be far safer, faster, cheaper and more accurate than current methods.


NACE Issues New Marine Coating Standard

NACE International has developed a new coatings documentation standard designed to ease compliance with International Maritime Organization protective coatings requirements .


Limits on Ship Coating Emissions Expand

After years of delay, federal emissions limits on shipyard coating operations are now in effect 24/7, in the wake of a new rule by the Environmental Protection Agency.


Team Reports Drag-Reducing Ship Coating

UK researchers have developed a new process to make custom coatings that could reduce the drag resistance and fuel consumption of ships and planes.


New Options to Light Hazardous Sites

Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has introduced three new lighting options for hazardous work areas and one designed for extreme environments.


Trailer Bridge Declares Bankruptcy

Trailer Bridge is over troubled water, as the marine and trucking freight giant founded by the legendary “Father of Containerization” has entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Firms Join Antifouling, Ship Monitoring

International Paint and Dutch marine environmental consultant BMT ARGOSS have teamed up in a new venture that allows International Paint customers to measure their hull coatings performance.


BSR Unites Units to Become Axson

The BSR Group, a global provider of high-performance coating, sealing, damping and bonding products for industrial applications, has become Axson, uniting the company’s business units under ...


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


Aker Debuts Compact Corrosion Software

UK engineering service company Aker Solutions has launched a new “compact” version of its Coabis software tool for oil and gas integrity, inspection and corrosion management.


Hull Painting Gets Pop Icon Touch

Peter Max is back. And he’s painting ship hulls. Psychedelic specs, anyone?


Navy Awards $1.78M Containment Contract

A Texas contractor has won a $1.78 million Navy contract to build an environmental containment structure for abrasive blasting of submarines at the Puget Sound (WA) Naval Shipyard.


PPG Copper-Free Coating Tackles Hard Fouling

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has launched Sigma Nexeon 750, a copper-free, high-performance marine coating designed to protect against hard fouling and whitening with low environmental i...


Swedes Tout Barnacle-Busting Coating

“If you can’t beat’em, don’t breed’em” seems to be the theory behind a new toxin-free antifouling developed by a team of Swedish scientists.


Navy Seeks Coatings Project Trainer

The Naval Sea Systems Command Location (NAVSEA) is looking for an industrial painting contractor who can train and equip ship personnel to carry out a coating maintenance project aboard the ...


Facial, Eye Injuries Draw $175K Fine

A Massachusetts metal fabricator for the defense industry is facing dozens of federal citations and $175,500 in fines following a grinding accident that caused serious eye and facial injurie...


IGT Launches Marine Powder Coating

Integrated Green Technologies LLC (IGT) has announced the roll-out of DuraSpeed powder coating for boat propellers, drive shafts and other marine applications, following successful field tri...


Navy Uses SPF to Protect Radar Dome

Q: When is spray foam insulation not spray foam insulation? A: When it is being used as a primary protective coating. That was the unusual application recently devised to provide an insu...


Hughes Customizes Tanker UHP System

Hughes Pumps has designed and manufactured a custom pumping system for MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd., for repair and maintenance of the company’s methanol tankers while at sea.


Protective Coatings are Metal Free

Delaware-based AnCatt Inc. has unveiled a heavy-duty, three-layer coating system that purportedly functions as a corrosion barrier for metal substrates without using chromate or other heavy-...


Hydrex Publishes Hull Cleaning How-To

The Hydrex Group, a global provider of hull services and coatings, has published a free guide to underwater hull cleaning.


IMO Panel Adopts Biofouling Guidelines

An International Maritime Organization committee has adopted the first set of international recommendations to address biofouling of ships, to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic speci...


Copper Hull Paint Gets Reprieve in CA

As with Mark Twain, reports of the death of copper-based hull paint may have been greatly exaggerated—at least in California. Washington State, on the other hand, is a different story.


JPCL to Launch Coating e-Book Series

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will expand its veteran coatings buying guide this fall into a new series of 10 eBooks featuring selection and specifying advice for uni...


MOL Chooses Chugoku Hull Coating

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) will adopt the low-friction Seaflo Neo hull paint developed by Chugoku Marine Paint for its environmentally-friendly shipbuilding program. It will be used initially on...


Owners Paid to Drop Copper Antifouling

California boat owners are getting a big, juicy carrot along with some legislative sticks to discontinue use of copper-based antifouling paints.


Coating Helps Navy Sink the Pink

Sherwin-Williams has unveiled a new marine coating that Navy testing has shown to save materials and labor, while fending off the dreaded “pinking” of ships coated in traditional haze gray s...


Navy Re-opens VA Powder Coating Shop

After 16 years, the Navy has re-opened the Norfolk Ship Support Activity’s powder coating facility, reviving its ability to provide corrosion-resistant applications to equipment on Norfolk-b...


Probe Demanded in Warship Problems

Is the Navy’s newest warship “disintegrating?” Or will a few “simple fixes” for a “design issue” keep it and its successors afloat?


Sherwin-Williams Buys Leighs Paints

The Sherwin-Williams Company has sealed a deal to acquire Leighs Paints, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of protective, marine and fire protection coatings.


Austal Lands New Navy Ship Contract

Corrosion problems on a brand-new Navy combat vessel have not kept Austal USA from signing a new $313 million shipbuilding deal with the service.


Austal, Navy Devise Corrosion Solution

A now-conciliatory Austal USA says it is working “very closely” with the U.S. Navy to address aggressive galvanic corrosion that is bedeviling a new combat ship.


Nanosilica Used to Strengthen Concrete

Revamping the nanoscale chemical reactions that cause concrete structures to crack and erode is the focus of promising new research at Stevens Institute of Technology.


Ship Maker Denies Responsibility For Rust on New Navy Ship

The builder of a new Navy combat ship that is rusting aggressively says the problem is not the company’s fault, but more likely the result of poor maintenance.


Lower-Cost Cargo Hold Coating Touted

International Paint has introduced Intergard 7020 cargo hold coating, for operators who don’t need or cannot justify the investment in the highest-performing products.


CA Aims to Ban Copper Antifouling

The legislative noose is tightening on copper-based antifouling paints, as California has become the second state poised to ban their use in recreational vessels.


Jotun Stakes Refund on Marine Claims

Jotun Hull Performance Solutions is putting its money where its coating claims are, offering a money-back guarantee if its SeaQuantum X200 antifouling coating fails to deliver on fuel effici...


Hempel Expands Global Paint Production

Fresh off a year of record profit and a new plant in Poland, international protective coatings maker Hempel Group is planning new facilities on several other continents.


New ‘Hull Medic’ Monitors Ship Data

MACSEA Ltd., the marine technology company, has introduced Hull Medic, a monitoring service designed to provide ship owners with an independent, scientific assessment of coatings performance...


EPA to Crack Down on Ballast Dumping

Under pressure from conservation and fishing groups, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed in an out-of-court settlement to establish a single, strong system of regulations to contr...


Polyurea Boasts Chemical Resistance

Ultimate Linings has introduced a fast-setting,100% solids, two-component spray polyurea for a variety of industrial concrete and metal applications.


Protective Coating Prices Face Global Spike

Fasten your seatbelts. The price of protective and marine coatings is about to spike again globally—perhaps to record highs—and no relief is in sight, manufacturers report.


Shipper Fined $2.4M for Dumping, Lies

A federal judge has fined Cardiff Marine Inc. $2.4 million and placed the shipping company on three years’ probation after it pled guilty to a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollutio...


Water Barriers Protect Infrastructure

Swiss security engineering developer Geobrugg AG has introduced fixed and floating waterside barriers to protect oil and LNG terminals, ships, nuclear facilities, dams, bridge piers and othe...


OSHA Issues PPE Enforcement Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, a directive that provides enforcement personne...


Antifouling System is Solvent Free

SAS Seawax Marine Coatings, of France, has introduced a water-based antifouling coating without solvents, silicon, Teflon or biocides.


Resodyn Debuts Portable Powder Coating System

Resodyn Engineered Polymeric Systems Inc. has introduced its next-generation Polymer Thermal Spray (PTS) system, a high-output system designed to create zero-VOC protective coatings without ...


Nimitz Takes 1st SSPC Military Honor

The U.S. Navy’s storied USS Nimitz has taken top honors in SSPC’s first Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence, which recognizes exceptional coatings work performed on U.S. mil...


Marine Gel Coat Goes Above, Below Waterline

Interplastic Corp. has introduced Integrity High Performance Gel Coat, developed for use above and below the waterline in marine applications.


SSPC 2011 Debuts ‘Women in Coatings’

Joyce Wright didn’t set out to be a pioneer. She just needed a job, and painter’s helper—surface prep and “bustin’ rust” at the local shipyard¬—was available. So she took it.


Coatings May Tap the Muscle of Mussels

The legendary sticking power of mussels in a marine environment is giving coatings researchers some valuable lessons in adhesion.


Sub Coating Problem Resolved, Navy Says

The Navy’s new submarine coating process seems to be achieving better results than the one that was apparently causing major disbonding on several Virginia-class subs in recent years.


Bids Sought for USCG Cutter Painting

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will accept bids Jan. 31 for coating and other dockside maintenance and repairs on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher, docked in Atlantic Beach, ...


Software Predicts Ship Coating Needs

FLAGSHIP, the European maritime transport project partly funded by the EU, has announced the development of software that can forecast the condition of a ship’s coatings, structure and compo...


Transfield Services Awarded $67.6M Paint, Maintenance Contract

Transfield Services, an Australia-based global provider of infrastructure services, has secured two new defense industry contracts totaling $67.6 million (US) for coatings, blasting and rela...


Navy OKs Retention Of Pre-Construction Primer

The U.S. Navy is loosening its longstanding requirement that pre-construction primers (PCPs) be removed from all critical-coated surfaces, a policy change that is expected to save more than ...


2 Shipyards to Pay $410K in EPA Suit

Two New England shipyards will pay a total of $410,000 in penalties to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that they violated federal environmental laws.


UK Pans Offshore Painting, Maintenance Efforts

A generation after a massive fire on the Piper Alpha platform claimed 167 lives in the North Sea, painting and other maintenance practices—and attitudes—on UK offshore installations are stil...


Coast Guard Awards CA Cutter Project

Bay Ship & Yacht Co., of Alameda, CA, has been awarded a $26,797 contract to perform coating and related work on the USCGC Waesche.


‘Bad Bacteria’ Found Aboard Titanic; Bad & Good News for Marine Industry

A new form of aggressively corrosive bacteria found growing on the sunken Titanic could hold major implications for new protective marine coatings and future ship demolition, research...


Dolphins Keep Coatings R&D in the Swim

Taking a lesson from dolphins, pilot whales and other animals with anti-fouling skins, a multinational research consortium is using nanotechnology to create synthetic, chemical-free, anti-ba...


Navy Seeks Papers on Non-Skid Coatings

The Naval Research Laboratory is seeking “white papers” on the potential use of thermal spray technology in developing alternative non-skid deck coatings.


Nature Inspires Navy Coatings Effort

Navy scientists are tapping some of Mother Nature’s tricks in developing a new generation of water-repellant coatings for ship hulls and other applications.


Coating Plays Role in Shipbuilding’s Return

A Sherwin-Williams marine coating that requires hydroblasting, rather than abrasive blasting, for secondary surface preparation has reportedly joined Brazil’s shipbuilding renaissance.


Environmental Issues Top Marine Coatings Slate

Antifouling technologies and growing global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from ship emissions will be high on the agenda at the 3rd Global Marine Coatings Forum in November.


Shipbuilding Research Program Seeks Proposals

The National Shipbuilding Research Program has issued its 2011 Research Announcement, seeking proposals related to surface preparation, coatings processes and other measures to reduce the co...


Mobile Ship Stripping Unit Handles 2 Processes

Filtration systems maker GKD has introduced a mobile station for stripping ships that combines filtration and briquetting in a single unit. The heart of the unit is GKD’s new compact filter ...


Coatings Disbond on Navy Subs; Application Process Changed

The U.S. Navy has changed its coatings application process after large sections of coating came off three Virginia-class submarines.


New PPG Coating Passes Navy’s Muster

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has introduced PSX 700SG for use by U.S. Navy vessels and other federal marine coatings applications.


Marine Coatings Conference Kicks Off Wednesday

The international Marine Coatings Conference sponsored by Protective Coatings Europe (PCE) begins a full two-day schedule Wednesday during the SMM trade show in Hamburg, Germany.


Antifouling Coatings Can Skip Full Blast Prep

International Paint has added two coatings to its biocide-free Intersleek antifouling line, promising to reduce hull surface roughness without the need for full underwater blast cleaning.


Boats Get U.S. Reprieve on Coating Discharges

Anti-fouling coatings and other discharges from the nation’s 140,000 smaller commercial vessels will remain exempt from federal clean water permitting requirements until December 2013, under...


ASTM, ISO Tackle Spill Vessels, Ship Recycling

Standards to improve vessel safety, efficiency and environmental impact from design to disposal are the focus of new and proposed measures by ASTM International and ISO.


Oyster Study May Help Ship Coatings

Lessons learned from declining oyster reefs may hold promise for developing coatings that prevent marine bioadhesion and keep ship hulls clean, researchers say.


Robotic Water-Blasting System Cleans Vessels

The ENVIROBOT 2010, from Chariot Robotics LLC, removes coatings from vessels and above-ground storage tanks using a patented, magnetically attached robot applying Ultra High Pressure water t...


Vector Technologies Introduces 2 Vacuums

Vector Technologies Ltd. has introduced additions to both its VecLoader Titan Vacuum Series and its VecLoader Titan M Marine Vacuum Series.


Guidelines on RH Levels for Coating Work Relaxed by Navy; Savings Expected

A project team of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has determined that higher relative-humidity conditions can be allowed in certain situations during surface-preparation an...


Antifouling Coatings Called to Duty
Aboard Oceangoing Research Vessel

The TARA Foundation and Poseidon Sciences Group announced a collaboration to evaluate the antifouling performance of commercial marine coatings products. The organizations are inviting coati...


Seacoat Wins Contract for JHSV Hull Coating

Seacoat Technology LLC said it has been awarded the contract to supply the underwater hull coating system for the JHSV (Joint High Speed Vessel).


Registration Under Way for Marine Coatings Event

Registration is under way for the Third Global Marine Coatings Forum, presented by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) and scheduled for Nov. 2-4 in Singapore.


Shipbuilder Fined $1.3M in Deadly Blast

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Mississippi shipbuilder $1,322,000 following a November 2009 confined space explosion and fire that killed two workers an...


South Bay Sandblasting and Tank Cleaning to Resurface Ammo Ship Decks

South Bay Sandblasting and Tank Cleaning, Inc. of San Diego, CA, was recently awarded a contract of $118,203.75 to repair and recoat existing deck surfaces on the USNS Flint, stationed at th...


Recycled-Glass Abrasive Gets Nod from Navy

Novetas Solutions LLC announced that a new production facility for its abrasive product New Age Blast Media® has been added to the Department of the Navy’s Qualified Product Listing under MI...


International Rolls Out Cargo-Hold Coating

International Paint Ltd. introduced Intershield®803Plus, a cargo-hold coating specifically designed to address the issue of impact damage from the loading of dry bulk cargoes.


Hempel Opens
Manufacturing Site in Poland

Hempel, the Denmark-based producer of protective, marine, and decorative coatings, announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility near Buk, Poland. The company said the plant will hel...


‘Mighty Mo’ Shipshape
in Wake of Major Paint Work

The USS Missouri, the celebrated battleship now seeing service as a museum in Hawaii, is shipshape following drydock repainting program.


SSPC-JPCL Webinar on Marine Coatings over Flash Rust Scheduled for April 14

The SSPC-JPCL Education Series Webinar on “Performance of Marine Coatings Applied over Flash Rust,” one of 20 webinars in the series to be offered during 2010, will be presented April...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Antifouling Marine Coating

Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) is billing a new antifouling marine-coating product—SeaLion Repulse—as a “major step” in foul-release technology.


Epoxy Coating Named STI Product of Year

The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Euronavy ES301 epoxy protective coating has been named the 2009 Affiliate Product of the Year by the Steel Tank Institute.


Poseidon Expands Marine Testing

Poseidon Sciences Group (New York, N.Y.) has expanded its marine eco-toxicology testing.


Research Funded for Marine Coatings Work, Safety

Studies related to coating work are among projects funded this year by the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s (NSRP) Executive Control Board (ECB).


AkzoNobel Sees Progress Despite 4th-Quarter Loss

AkzoNobel reported a fourth-quarter 2009 net loss of 60 million euros (approximately $82.2 million), compared to a net loss of 1.5 billion euros (appr. $2.1 billion) in the fourth quarter of...


Sherwin-Williams Awarded $24M to Supply Marine Coatings

Sherwin-William Protective & Marine Coatings has been awarded a $24 million, five-year U.S. Navy contract to supply marine coatings per Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery to four U.S. Navy Shipyard...


New Foul-Release Coating from Seacoat

Seacoat Technology LLC (Houston, TX) plans to release its new Sea-Speed V5 non-toxic, hard film siloxane foul-release coating for general sales.


Scaffolding on OSHA Shipyard Agenda

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will meet January 19-20, 2010, in Washington, DC, to addres...


Janco Enterprises Wins Flight Deck Coating Contract

Janco Enterprises, Inc. of Cocoa, FL, secured a contract from the US Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic, to resurface the flight deck on an existing 210.5-foot-long by 3...


Nanotech Coating Improves Ship Flow

The Norwegian company Advanced Marine Coatings has used Bayer MaterialScience’s Baytubes® carbon nanotubes (CNT) to develop an anti-corrosive coating with reduced flow resistance, according ...


Sherwin-Williams Awarded Coatings Contract for U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

Sherwin-Williams has been awarded the contract to supply marine coatings as part of a three-year overhaul of the supercarrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).


IRL Publishes Updated Report on Western Europe

Information Research (IRL) has published the fourth edition of A Profile of the Western European Paint Industry, providing a measure of the coatings markets in 2009.


ASTM Ship Group to Meet on Environment

ASTM Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology will hold a seminar on Environmental Requirements for Commercial and Navy Ships for Efficient Maritime Operations and Effective Environmenta...


Shipyard PPE Rule among OSHA Updates

New requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) in shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and general industry will take effect October 9, 2009, according to the U.S. O...


GMD Shipyard Wins Cutter Drydocking Contract

GMD Shipyard of Brooklyn, NY, secured a contract of $1,329,968 from the United States Coast Guard Logistics and Maintenance Command, Atlantic, to perform drydocking and repairs on the USCGC ...


Shipbuilding Panels Planned

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) plans to hold an all panel meeting September 15–17, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA.


IRL Publishes S. American Paint Profile

Information Research Ltd. (IRL), located in Ealing, London, recently published “A Profile of the South American Paint Industry, 2nd Edition.”


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Waterproofing Surfacing System

Dow Hyperlast introduced the TRAFFIDECK™ waterproofing and anti-slip surfacing system, described as a fast-setting polyurethane membrane.


IRL Expects Increase in India Coatings

Information Research (IRL) in London, UK, has released its latest study, A Profile of the Indian Paint Industry, 4th Edition, in which it states that India is likely to add an additional mil...


Sherwin Renames Industrial Group

The Sherwin-Williams Company has renamed its Industrial & Marine Coatings group. The new Protective & Marine Coatings group markets will continue to include water and wastewater, petrochemic...


 
 
   

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