|Vessel Owner||Crystal Cruise Line|
|Location||BLOHM U VOSS REPAIR, Hamburg, Germany|
|Vessel Type and Tonnage of Vessel (DWT/GT)||Cruise/51,044 GT|
|Type of Application||Drydocking|
|Products||A-LF-Sea 150 & A-LF-Sea 250|
|Applied Vessel Area||Flat & Vertical Bottom|
|Date of Application||September 2014|
HEAR FROM OUR CUSTOMERS
Crystal Cruises are very happy with the performance of Nippon Paint Marine’s LF-Sea range. It lowered our hull friction and reduced the maintenance in dock.”
Crystal Symphony is a cruise ship operating globally.
Before using Nippon Paint Marine the ship had significant fouling issues.
After two dry-dockings with Nippon Paint Marine’s LF-Sea series, the ship remained perfectly clean on arrival in dry dock.
Crystal Cruises needed reliable antifouling paint. They had tried silicone and found that it fouled in service. Silicone was also difficult to apply in dock.
The results after two dockings with Nippon Paint Marine were that the ship and the owner operated as predicted. The ship arrived in dry dock both times extremely clean and with only high pressure washing needed on most of the hull. Crystal Cruise found that the power needed to make a certain speed was lower than their previous antifouling paint.