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Hempaguard® ensures fast turnaround for Sanco Sky after 18-month idle period

Sanco Shipping’s support vessels travel at very low speeds and often switch between warm and cold waters. This makes fouling a challenge. Our solution was Hempaguard.

The challenge

Sanco Shipping’s seismic exploration support vessels often suffered heavy fouling. This meant they had to undergo expensive and time-consuming hull cleaning, blasting and re-coating between jobs. The company needed a hull coating that would continue to perform, even when its vessels changed trading patterns or stood idle for extended periods.

The solution

Hempaguard X7 was applied to Sanco Shipping’s support vessel Sanco Sky in October 2014. After two-and-a-half years in operation – including an 18-month idle period – the vessel’s hull was free of fouling. This saved Sanco Shipping significant drydock costs, and also ensured faster delivery of the vessel to Sanco Shipping’s customer.

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