At first you would not think that a davit or passerelle could be environmentally friendly. However after posing the question to Rick Thomas, VP of sales of Nautical Structures, I was pleasantly surprised by his answer. Nautical Structures has been using a vegetable based hydraulic oil in their systems for three years. The oil is a Quaker state product.
Maersk Line, Limited and Military Sealift Command have saved millions of dollars by managing a common maritime problem utilizing NavalKleen. Both organizations have found a less expensive, cleaner, more effective way to handle oil contamination in ballast tanks, bilge water and oil-water separators..They have turned to bioremediation using NavalKleen,a microbial-action product produced by EnviroLogic Inc., a leading global manufacturer of environmental biotechnology products.
NavalKleenis a blend of naturally occurring micro-organisms that metabolize oil waste and otherhydrocarbons.
What is Bio-Remediation? Bioremediation is defined by the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee -MEPC- as "the use of biological processes to accelerate the removal of contaminants from the environment.