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