Put your Captain in charge of hull efficiency

Once the ITCH is onboard, you can clean the hull on demand.

  • Clean frequently to save fuel
  • Avoid engineering and structural intervention to comply with IMOs CII regulations
  • No logistics, deviation, coordination or scheduling
  • Less than 250USD operation costs  per cleaning
  • Video replaces hull inspections

Clean proactively and save fuel.

A fouled hull leads to increased fuel consumption. Hull cleaning regains efficiency. Ships are designed to be in motion and not for idle time in port with deferred cleaning. ITCH allows you to proactively groom the hull before detecting the performance loss. Some of our clients’ procedures requires ITCH to be operated in the start of any long voyage.

How will you use it?

Forget downtime for the vessel.

Hull cleaning has until now been synonymous with idle time in port. Globally some ports are banning hull cleaning. The vessel may be diverted to an approved port.

Wouldn’t it make sense to clean during transit, while generating chartering revenues?

You should empower your seafarers to handle the hull efficiency and the planned use of ITCH should be implemented in the vessel’s Planned Maintenance Systems.

No logistics, deviation, coordination or scheduling.

ITCH has been thoroughly tested on ships lengths from 11-368meters and at speeds between 9-18 knots. Ambient conditions spreading from winds gusting at 26m/s and swell up to 4meters operated at any time of the day.

ITCH has been delivered to Oil tankers, Gas carriers, Bulk carriers, and Container freighters. Prevention is better than a cure and ITCH is used for frequent proactive removal of slime.

Macrofouling comes in many shapes and forms. Barnacles and other fouling causing hull roughness has been removed by ITCH.

Together we can solve your problems.

Let the crew operate and eliminate high costs contractors.

A fouled hull has been more acceptable than a dirty deck. Hull roughness has been more accepted than an inefficient power unit. The crew has tools and knowledge for cleaning the deck or optimizing the engine. ITCH introduces the toolbox for reducing  hull roughness.

The OPEX of ITCH can be two orders of magnitude less than in water hull cleaning by a 3rd party.

Your crew is available 24/7 !

Save hull inspection costs with onboard video camera.

With Shipshave’s ITCH you can document the hull condition before and after. The images from ITCH provides you with a status of the hull and paint.

Have you ever entered a dry dock equipped with images from the hull from the same day ?

Reduce Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

Ship Owners are historically organized for maximum profit.

The Carbon Intensity Index (CII) will impact the incentives for saving fuel. Class societies and IMO will demand compliance.

Financial institutions and Charterers will only engage with sustainable entities operating efficient vessels.

On Jan. 1st 2023 an undisputable rating of the vessels will be available.

Avoid structural intervention to comply with IMOs CII regulations.

IMOs Carbon Intensity Index (CII) defines targets for fuel efficiency.

Engine power derating may be challenging once you are late for a port slot causing knock-on schedule effects. New bulbs, more efficient propellers, rotos-sails or bubble curtains may be efficient means to reduce consumption, all requiring engineering, Class approval and modifications to the vessel.

ITCH comes in a box; your crew carries it to the foredeck, and you are in business.

We believe that ITCH will be the least CAPEX intensive way to keep fuel consumption down.

Reduce spreading of invasive species.

The legislator’s focus on invasive species is shifting from ballast water to fouling.

Limitations are introduced by ports, nations, geo-regions, and IMO. ITCH disposes of (micro)fouling in deep oceans, not at your coast lines.

Every second of the operations is captured on video for your records.