Ocean Endeavour Marine Coating
Ocean EndeavourDegafloor Marine Coating System for Scottish fishing boat
Degafloor’s Full Broadcast Marine Coating System was the ideal, hardwearing and long-lasting solution for the boat decking on Ocean Endeavour.
The old boat flooring was suffering due to saltwater and the continuous dragging of steel chains from the trawler nets that quickly eroded the marine paint that was installed on the top deck of Ocean Endeavour.
Once the old marine paint was eroded, the slip resistance was destroyed, making the top deck slippery and exposed to rust which was damaging the boat, and hazardous to the occupants. Similar issues were occurring on lower decks where the paint quickly de-bonded causing rust and slip hazards.
Unfortunately, an annual repaint of the decks would have resulted in a large amount of unproductive time in dock, the continual erosion of the decks and multiple ongoing health and safety issues. As a result, a more permanent solution was required, this is where Degafloor was brought in.
Degafloor, in partnership with PBP Services, developed the Full Broadcast Marine Coating System, an MMA resin-based solution specifically for the marine industry. This marine coating system chemically bonds to the steel decks to create a monolithic finish that will not delaminate or de-bond, creating continuous marine coating flooring for the ship’s crew and its equipment.
Using Degafloor, the resin installation on all decks was completed in just 3 shifts of 12 hours, giving a very fast turnaround for Ocean Endeavour to be in use.
A small area was left treated with just the marine coating paint in the bulkhead, however, within one year, the marine paint had failed and rust was becoming a serious issue again. In contrast, the Degafloor Full Broadcast Marine System was in perfect condition, with no delamination, excellent slip-resistance and no rusting.
Installation of the Degafloor FB Marine Coating System can be completed as part of a refurbishment, but with its hardwearing properties, is an ideal product to utilise as part of the construction process of any ship or trawler.