Why is it Important?
Hull cleaning is the process of de-fouling and removing the sea life buildup without damaging the coating of the hull. Cleaning the bottom of a boat can be done in and out of the water.
Reduces fuel consumption and increases steaming radius.
Supports lengthened dry-dock intervals, phased maintenance, and repair programs.
Improves effective lifetime of anti-foulant and anti-corrosive paint systems.
Minimizes direct operating costs.
Underwater hull cleaning will get rid of barnacles and other buildup on the bottom of your boat and critical intakes. This, in turn, will prolong the life of your vessel’s hull and it’s components that rely on water flow.
Scrubbing the barnacles off the bottom of a boat really is hard work. This labor intensive task will also require you to use diving equipment which has strict regulations on how to use.
Monitoring zinc anodes, paint condition-your eyes below the surface
Your boat will move through the water much easier.
Save money on fuel consumption. Propellers that are cleaned professionally and smooth cost less to maintain, they reduce fuel consumption by up to ~10% compared to rough and unclean.
Propellers are first sanded off and then the disc pads are changed for polishing pads. There is some generally accepted quick math rooted in decades of experience, that is every dollar spent on a hull clean and propeller polish saves the company ~$8 in fuel.
Dominion Diving also performs in-water surveys for vessels including visual inspections, photographic surveys and CCTV surveys.