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Pushboats, Tugs & Assist Vessels
COATINGS “The polyurea application in the lifeboat area was extremely successful. This system im- pressed all inspectors and administrators with WSF, and along with the success of another past project, WSF is looking at other possibilities where polyurea can be used on its vessels.” – Sherwin-Williams Marine Technical Representative Sam Schuetz
Non-skid coatings were outsourced satis? ed Washington State Ferries,” of ferries. As of 2015, there are 24 fer- to loyal Sherwin-Williams contractor said Schuetz. “Through the project, ries on Puget Sound operated by the
All-Star Cleaning & Preservation, as Washington State Ferries inspectors state, and WSF is currently building the company has an extensive history were impressed with the process of more ferries to keep up with growing of applying non-skid coatings. All- Fairhaven and the results of Sherwin- demand on the ferry system.
Star applied American Safety Tech- Williams products.” With a complete line of time-tested, nologies MS-7CZ epoxy primer over Part of the Washington State Depart- high-performance products and some
Corothane I GalvaPac Zinc, followed ment of Transportation, WSF runs 10 of the most innovative technologies in by AS-250 Non-Skid. The stripping automobile and passenger ferry routes the coatings industry, along with 150 and safety areas were coated with AS- serving 20 terminals located in the years of coatings industry experience 200 acrylic epoxy for the ? exibility Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. and marine market expertise, Sherwin- and ultraviolet protection needed. Designated as part of the state highway Williams delivered for this project, on
In lifeboat areas, Fairhaven brought system, the agency was the largest ferry time and leaving nothing to chance in contractor Calman Industries to operator in the United States and the – protecting and preserving the M/V apply the polyurethane and Enviro- fourth-largest ferry system in the world Kaleetan and allowing it to return to
Lastic Polyurea systems. They spray- in 2014, maintaining the largest ? eet service in the Puget Sound as scheduled.
applied EnviroLastic® AR520 SS
Polyurea and EnviroLastic® AR250
Polyurea. “The polyurea application in the lifeboat area was extremely suc- cessful,” said Schuetz. “This system impressed all inspectors and adminis- trators with WSF, and along with the success of another past project, WSF is looking at other possibilities where polyurea can be used on its vessels.”
All WSF Ferries are painted in a distinctive white and green trim paint scheme. They feature double-ended open vehicle decks and bridges at both ends of the ship, so the ferries do not need to turn around when loading and unloading passengers and cargo.
According to Schuetz, the Kaleetan preservation project offered several op- portunities, including a great amount of tech service assistance that was re- quired and the possibility of getting
Sherwin-Williams into more speci? ca- tions for future WSF contracts.
“Puglia-Fairhaven Shipyard using
Sherwin-Williams products on the
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