Propeller polishing removes marine growth from the surface of propeller blades, which may significantly reduce fuel consumption, enhance reliability and extend maintenance cycles of vessels.
The process is typically conducted within a 12-hour period while the vessel is at anchorage, loading or discharging. Research has shown that the adoption of a propeller polishing routine generates significant savings. For example, in January 1991, Cunard reported that "QE2" was saving US$7,000 or 48.5 tonnes of fuel per day through propeller polishing, an estimated savings of 12%.
Our current permit allows us to conduct propeller polishing at the Dalrymple Bay anchorage. Additional permits are sourced as required.