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Biofouling National initiatives

20 April 2021

Brief overview of Port States with national regulations and requirements related to biofouling on ships hull and propeller.

BIMCO submits biofouling survey results to the IMO

03 December 2019

BIMCO has forwarded the results of a biofouling survey to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to contribute with insight into biofouling practices ahead of the IMO’s revision of the existing guidelines for ships’ biofouling.

COP26 Managing Ships' Biofouling

18 October 2021

Biofouling is the accumulation of aquatic plants and animal organisms on surfaces and structures immersed in or exposed to the aquatic environment. Biofouling growth on ships’ hulls means an increase in drag (resistance of the ship through the water) leading to more fuel consumption, and more greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted. State-of-the-art management of biofouling will result in significant fuel efficiency gains, in addition to minimizing the transfer of invasive aquatic species to local marine environments.

Introduction to Biofouling

23 January 2018

Biofouling is the accumulation of various aquatic organisms (microorganisms, plants, algae and animals) on submerged objects like ships’ hulls and can lead to the introduction of invasive aquatic species (IAS) into local marine environments.

1st Global Conference on Biofouling Management for Maritime Industries

08 September 2021

BIMCO's Manager, Marine Environment Bev Mackenzie will be co-chair of the conference and will be moderating two sessions. BIMCO's Manager, Maritime Safety & Security Ashok Srinivasan will be speaking in the session entitled “Biofouling management: Assessment of method".

BIMCO calls on shipowners to provide information on biofouling management

30 August 2021

BIMCO is launching a new survey with the aim of gathering information from shipowners about the effectiveness of their anti-fouling systems (AFS). The information gathered will help BIMCO provide factual information to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) about biofouling management in practice.

Strict New Zealand rules for managing biofouling from May 2018

16 April 2018

Stricter biofouling rules for ship calling New Zealand beginning May 2018. Marine pests and diseases introduced to New Zealand on ship hulls are a potential threat to the marine environment and resources. From May 2018, all commercial and recreational ships arriving in New Zealand will need to have a clean hull.