Sherwin-Williams helps restore lightship using ECONEA®-based antifouling paint
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings provided a number of coating products to help restore the historic U.S. Coast Guard lightship Nantucket/LV-112.
One of the protective coatings supplied was SeaVoyage Copper Free Antifouling Paint which is a copper-free ablative antifouling coating based on ECONEA® as the sole hard fouling biocide.
For 39 years, U.S. Coast Guard Lightship Nantucket/LV-112 guided transatlantic shipping from Nantucket Shoals lightship station to and from the east coast and Europe - notably, in the most treacherous shipping lanes. LV-112 was the most remote lightship station in the world, 100 miles off the mainland, in international waters. Following decommissioning in 1975, LV-112 fell into disrepair after many years of abandonment.
The fully restored lightship will be on display as a floating maritime history museum located in Boston Harbor. The ECONEA® based paint was chosen for this restoration project because it would provide superior antifouling protection to the stationary vessel with no worry that the paint would further contribute to the already corroded ship hull.
To learn more about LV-112, please visit the official website of the Nantucket Lightship. To learn more about Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, please click here.