10 compliance tips for ship recycling and IHM
Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore describes the 10 crucial steps to complying with ship recycling and IHM regulations.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2009 Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships and the European Union’s 2013 Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) provide strict guidelines for ship recycling and developing an inventory of hazardous materials (IHM).
Ships are required to carry a regularly updated IHM manual, while ship recycling yards will need a thorough Ship Recycling Plan specifying how each ship will be recycled.
While the Hong Kong Convention has yet to be ratified, the EU SRR will require all ships sailing in EU waters to carry an IHM by the end of 2020. This gives shipowners slightly more than a year to prepare their vessels – and BV Solutions M&O is here to help.
Below we offer a ten-step plan to help ship owners and managers prepare their fleets:
Developing an IHM requires time and in-depth understanding of marine regulations. BV Solutions M&O has over 100 marine surveyors worldwide specifically trained in assessing hazardous materials and developing IHM. Our experts offer crucial insight into compliance with the Hong Kong Convention and EU SRR requirements, and the digital tools to help shipowners prepare well in advance.