Maintaining a clean hull is crucial/critical, yet traditional antifouling practices make it challenging/difficult to operate sustainably. Is there a better alternative – and is it possible to achieve zero emission below the water line? We believe so – learn more about our pilot project in the Oslo fjord.
The accumulation of heavy metals on the seabed is high and the ecological situation in the Oslofjord is critical. The largest concentrations of heavy metals is found along the shoreline close to harbors and marina and is in large linked to current antifouling practices.
Heavy metals all have in common that they never disappear – they accumulate. Heavy metals have a chronical effect on organisms. If we want more life in the fjord, we need less heavy metals.
When boat hulls are cleaned onshore, organic material and old antifouling paint is removed. Today’s practice allows for direct emissions to the sea and sediment. We analyzed the wastewater content, and the findings are alarming.
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