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Exactly how foul is the fouling problem?

AuthorsKlaas Kooiker & Maarten Flikkema
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 97
Date12 Aug 2009
Reading time6 minutes

Since the ban on tributyltin (TBT) anti-fouling paints from 2003, the effect of fouling on ship performance has again become an issue. TBT anti-fouling was undoubtedly effective, but at the same time it was not kind to the environment.


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