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Antifouling systems

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Anti-fouling systems that contain organotin have been banned since 2008.

Person in a spray painting suit spraying the hull of a vessel

Tributyltin (TBT) is an example of a banned organotin antifouling compound.

  • Do not apply antifouling paints that contain organotin to any part of your vessel’s hull or external parts or surfaces.
  • Remove and dispose of older antifouling systems containing organotin at appropriate facilities on land, or paint over it with a coating that prevents the banned compounds from leaching into the water.

Read more about protecting our marine environment.