21 April 2020
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.
10 April 2018
Brief overview of Port States with national regulations and requirements related to biofouling on ships hull and propeller.
29 December 2017
California State Lands Commission - Information about the implementation of biofouling management requirements and a reminder about existing reporting requirements.
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.
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.
12 November 2018
Biofouling is getting increasing attention and pressure for biofouling management is mounting. Therefore, BIMCO is launching a survey to gain insight into how shipowners are managing the topic.
21 January 2020
Starting at 10:00 CET Ashok Srinivasan, BIMCO Manager, Maritime Safety & Security, will share BIMCO’s perspective on biofouling and offer an outlook of upcoming developments in the area.
20 February 2020
Lloyd's Maritime Academy presents a 2 day seminar to discuss the next steps for invasive species and biofouling control, share best practice and explore the latest solutions.
11 February 2019