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Innovative hull cleaning realized in Port of Rotterdam

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Credit: René Klootsema/ Fleet Cleaner

Fleet Cleaner and OH Ship Cleaning announced that have recently realized in water cleaning of the hull of the ‘Vlieborg’ vessel from Wagenborg, using hull cleaning robot, in the Port of Rotterdam.

As Fleet cleaner informed, the Vlieborg was heavily fouled with slime and algae, which were all removed from the hull and captured by the installation. The collected wastewater was carefully filtered, in order to comply with environmental regulations.

As Onno Steenweg, superintendent at Wagenborg, explained, Fleet Cleaner offers both the solution for under water cleaning, as well as above water cleaning, providing operational flexibility, since most of the fouling on the vessels accumulates around the waterline region.

Vlieborg was not loaded during the cleaning, so a large portion of the fouled hull had to be cleaned above water.

During the underwater operation, the visibility was poor. However, the positioning system and imaging systems, as well as the use of appropriate navigation systems facilitated an accurate cleaning of the hull, ensuring quality of the procedure, even in such conditions.

The company also realized cleaning of the “Marcor” bulk vessel, in Port of Rotterdam.

Source: Fleet Cleaner

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