^ Applying Surface Treated Composite (STC) Coatings – Image Courtesy of Hydex Solutions at http://shiphullperformance.org/getJournalPDF/15.pdf
This is the second in a series of two articles and is largely based on the whitepaper Extending the Interval Between Drydocking to Ten Years by Hydex Solutions. The first article viz. Is Dry Docking a Necessary Evil? deals with the numerous aspects of drydocking.
The Path Between Two Extremes
Drydocking ships is necessary to counter fouling and corrosion, the two most potent destroyers of ship hulls. And because painting hulls after cleaning and shot blasting them deals with both these insidious raiders, it is the most important operation in drydocking. Read More