Copper-Free Antifouling Coating Keeps MSC Moving Full Speed Ahead

Michael Manetta and Mark Schultz from Sherwin-Williams is helping the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command maintain operation efficiency for the USNS Millinocket.

Ensuring that vessels maintain operation efficiency is important to the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC). In the service's continuous shipbuilding and maintenance operations, effective biofouling control is a critical aspect of that mission. A recently tested antifouling coating innovation from Sherwin-Williams may help the MSC maintain advantages by effectively preventing biofouling organisms from attaching to hulls and hindering vessels' hydrodynamics.

The USNS Millinocket application validates effective use on high-speed vessels

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