The British Naval Today reported on the first sea trial of the British Royal Navy HMS Westminster after the ship had undergone an extensive refit.

Among other things, the hull of the vessel, which first launched in 1992, was cleaned and repainted with an anti-fouling paint. Microbial control is essential for the maintenance of ships, as it prevents potentially damaging marine life from attaching itself to hulls, and potentially degrade the surfaces. Additionally, reducing the amount of marine growth on the hulls enables the ships to operate more efficiently.