Hart, Frederick L.
Mendoza Abarca, Karla
PR / Puerto Rico Project Center
United States Coast Guard
The United States Coast Guard Sector San Juan sought alternative approaches to combat aggressive biofouling. The goal of this project was to analyze the biofouling control practices used by Sector San Juan, and make recommendations to adjust these practices to save money and increase vessel efficiency. To do this, we proposed the use of a data collection and analysis protocol through which Sector San Juan can calculate potential fuel savings from alterations made to their current hull cleaning schedules. In addition to this, we recommended alternative hull coatings be applied to the vessels and new techniques for conducting hull cleanings.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering