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On the Isles of Scilly the Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) have used Ferryl coatings on an underwater camera array system, with excellent results. The new camera system deployed by the IFCA utilises a “flying camera methodology”, allowing study of sea-bed habitats and biological distribution in a non-destructive way.

The conditions to which a steel mooring wire at sea is exposed to are unique. Even looking at general greasing needs of a vessel, the requirements for mooring wires stand out. Exposed to the elements, the grease has to withstand water submersion, handling, varying temperatures and bad weather, all whilst protecting against rust and lubricating the wire.

Philip O’Mara contacted Ferryl looking for a product for rust protection of standing rigging on his vessel. Should he try Ferryl 202 White Anticorrosive Grease? No, Ferryl suggested Ferryl 400R. A white, one-component coating applied like paint, Ferryl 400R’s plasticity means that it remains flexible, ideal for standing rigging, stay cables or non-moving wires.

Ferryl 202 Standard Anticorrosive Grease

Talking with bulk carrier managers, Ferryl hears countless stories about the issues caused by bad greases being used on deck cranes. Dripping of wire-rope grease, or “black rain”, has become an industry-accepted norm, and this at a time when environmental protection is often a top priority.