The challenges of measuring real vessel performance

The standard paint guarantee from coating suppliers allows for some fouling before a claim can be made.

Dr Raouf Kattan, managing director of Safinah, co-wrote, with Dr R.L. Townsin (Safinah) and V.N. Armstrong (ApolloSOS), a paper on the complexity of coating performance measurement for shipowners which was presented at the recent ICMCF in Singapore. Wendy Laursen reports.

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