A new technique is described for the removal of marine growth from the hulls of ships. The concept, very simply, involves the use of a grid work or net made of lightweight, plastic cord containing approximately 10 grains per foot of PETN explosive. The net has a one foot square grid that can be shaped to conform to the hull and appendages of a ship. The net is placed by divers and subsequently detonated to produce the cleaning action. Estimated savings in cost and voyage time are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A University of Washington Sea Grant Technical Assistance Project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Seattle, WA  United States  98195
  • Authors:
    • Goodwin, R F
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM