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This article focuses on marine coatings associated with protecting commercial and military vessels. It provides detailed information on the common issues and requirements encountered when coating ballast tanks, freeboard, topside, and decks of the vessel. The article describes the advent of ultra-high solids coatings technology, and reviews the marine-specific coatings such as antifouling and their mechanisms and common failure modes.

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Mark Schultz, Timothy McDonough, Michael Eckart, Mike Bentkjaer, Marine Coatings, Protective Organic Coatings, Vol 5B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Kenneth B. Tator, ASM International, 2015, p 340–353,

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