Fleet Cleaner takes on hull of world's largest ship

(DELFT, Netherlands) — Fleet Cleaner recently performed the hull cleaning of the largest vessel in the world, Pioneering Spirit. Despite the stormy weather, cold temperatures and wind force 7 Beaufort, Fleet Cleaner was able to clean this vessel during its port call. Simultaneously with various operations, like the removal of the pipe-laying stinger and placement of a heavy lifting crane, Fleet Cleaner cleaned most of the fouled area of the hull.
Owned by AllSeas and with a length of 1,253 feet, Pioneering Spirit is also built like a catamaran, which made it more challenging for Fleet Cleaner to clean the entire hull. Although the weather wasn’t very forgiving, Pioneering Spirit still completed its operations and resumed its voyage after six days in port.
Furthermore, the storm increased the turbulence in the water, which caused almost zero underwater visibility. However, due to the in-house-developed navigation and tracking system, Fleet Cleaner was still able to complete a high-quality hull cleaning.
Fleet Cleaner aims to deliver the most complete hull cleaning service without any downtime for shipowners and is currently available in all Dutch ports. For more information, visit www.fleetcleaner.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff