Companies offer help for oil spill protection

Published online: Jun 20, 2010 News Trade Only Today
Viewed 513 time(s)
 

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to grow, some companies are offering information on new or refined products to help boaters and industry workers deal with the aftermath. Others are offering tips on how to remove oil from their products.

* * *

Working with MBI International, Restructure Marine Products has modified the formulation of its Professional Marine Polish product to make it virtually impervious to the penetration of oil, according to the company.

Following an application of the polish, the removal of accumulated oil is quickly accomplished by just spraying the oil off with a water hose, the company said in a release.

The modified polish will be available for shipment starting Monday.

* * *

Coppercoat is offering its customers affected by the spill instructions for the removal of oil from the Coppercoat antifouling on the hull.

For lightly contaminated hulls: Use a good detergent (biodegradable is better) to wash the hull thoroughly to remove the oil residue. Use the best industry and regulatory practices for the catchment of the oil residue to ensure that no runoff enters the water. Once the hull is cleaned of oil, the Coppercoat-treated hull can be relaunched.

The Coppercoat will not have been damaged by the oil and there is no need to replace or recoat the Coppercoat.

For heavily contaminated hulls: Use a good detergent (biodegradable is better) to wash the hull using a good quality scrub brush to remove as much oil as possible. If the hull still has oil on it repeat the process until all of the oil is removed. Coppercoat is a water-based epoxy, so you can really scrub it hard if necessary without removing the Coppercoat that is protecting the hull.

Use the best industry and regulatory practices to catch and dispose of the oily residue. When the hull is clean of oil, return the boat to the water with no damage to the Coppercoat antifouling.

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 25, 2015

Restored To Her Glory

If you’re interested in restoration stories, you don’t want to miss this one—which involves a little history lesson to boot.
March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Your Smoke Alarms Up To Date

If you want to hear a good argument for keeping your smoke alarms up to date onboard, check out this man’s story according to Cambridge News.
March 11, 2015

Unmanned Houseboat Drifts 165 Miles

You’ve heard of runaway dogs, but have you ever heard of a runaway houseboat?
March 04, 2015

Lake Norris Update: Twin Cove Marina Is Seeing Great Progress

In an admiral show of resilience and dedication, the heavy winter damage at Twin Cove Marina, Carryville, Tenn., is already being tackled by cleanup crews.
February 24, 2015

Norris Lake Boats Suffer Severe Winter Damage

We have sad news—several boats and docks collapsed under the fury of a winter storm in the Norris Lake, Campbell County, Tenn., area this Saturday.
February 18, 2015

Houseboating Opportunities In India

The Times of India brings word that the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) is investigating the possibilities of promoting houseboating in Kochi,a major port city...
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!