Empower your Captains to take charge of hull efficiency

Clean proactively and save fuel.

ITCH allows for proactively grooming of the hull before a performance loss is detected. Some of our clients’ operational procedures instructs ITCH operations to take place at the start of any long voyage.

Ensuring hull efficiency should be an integral part of your Planned Maintenance System.

Minimize vessel downtime.

Hull cleaning has until now required a stationary vessel. An increased number of ports are are prohibiting retroactive hull cleaning. In the future major ports will expect the vessel hull to arrive clean.

In transit cleaning is the way forward – grooming operations  while generating chartering revenues.

ITCH is the only  proven technology available.

No deviations, complex logistics nor scheduling.

Prevention is better than a cure and ITCH is used for frequent proactive removal of slime.

ITCH has been delivered to Oil tankers, Gas tankers, Bulk carriers, and Container carriers.

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 your crew operate and eliminate high costs contractors.

Why is a fouled hull more acceptable than a dirty deck?

Why has hull roughness been more accepted than an inefficient main engine?

Your seafarers has the means to cleaning the deck and service the main engines. ITCH will provide them with the toolbox for reducing  hull roughness.

Your seafarers are 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 hull integrity and the paint.

Have you ever fine tuned the dry dock planning with subsurface images obtained on the day of entering the yard ?

Reduce Greenhouse gas emissions.

IMO’s Carbon Intensity Index will impact the incentives for saving fuel along with Green taxonomy of the EU.

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

From Jan. 1st 2023 an undisputable rating of the vessels will be defined. Are you prepared to mitigate Charterer’s operational impact on your CII?

Avoid structural modifications to comply with IMOs CII regulations.

Engine power derating may be challenging once you are late for a port slot causing knock-on schedule effects. New bulbs, more efficient propellers, rotor-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 seafarers carry 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 has shifed from ballast water to fouling.

Limitations are introduced by ports, nations, geo-regions, and IMO. ITCH disposes of microfouling in deep oceans, not at your shores.

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