- Persian Gulf
- Idle at oil rigs (standby vessels)
- displacement mode, up to appr. 10kt
- Sailing frequency: once every 2 weeks
Product: Finsulate® Antifouling Wrap
Since October 2013, Halul Offshore has been using Finsulate on standby vessels. These vessels are moored continuously at offshore platform sites in the Persian Gulf.
It was pleasure to meet you & Robert after a brief interval and discuss the status of Micanti Antifouling film applied on our Safety standby vessels. We chose this product for Antifouling application considering the very low vessel movement during Safety standby duties and long period idling at offshore locations.
To summarize our experience till now with Micanti product:
Halul 18 has now been sailing with Micanti Antifouling since November 2013 (2 years): Vessel is used as a safety/standby vessel and as such has little activity; Performance of Micanti Antifouling is still appropriate with minimum complaints, Speed of Halul 18 with Micanti Antifouling after 2 years is comparatively higher than what we normally see with regular antifouling;
The first location where we could notice the effects of Micanti Antifouling was around the sea chests and unrestricted flow of sea water into sea chest contrary to normal antifouling which wears out quickly. Micanti Antifouling has been intact even after 2 years;
Halul 12 has now been using Micanti Antifouling for 6 months. She is also in use as a safety/standby vessel. So far the performance is satisfactory.
We are anxiously waiting to dry dock the vessel to evaluate condition of applied antifouling film. We are glad to co-operate with you in developing such environment friendly product for Shipping industry.