Class and Statutory News


Dec. 3 2019

IHM requirements RMI-flagged yachts of 500 GT and above calling at an EU Member State port or anchorage

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has issued the below Safety Advisory, concerning Inventory of Hazardous Materials requirements for Yachts.


European Union (EU) Ship Recycling Regulation No 1257/2013 (EU SRR) is currently in force. It is an early implementation of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. See Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Marine Guideline 2-11-9.

From 31 December 2020, all RMI-flagged yachts of 500 gross tons and above, irrespective of registration service type, calling at an EU Member State port or anchorage must carry on board a Statement of Compliance (SoC), supplemented by an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM).

Preparing an IHM requires advanced planning and normally the assistance of a third-party expert. It is recommended that Captains and Managers act to meet the EU SRR at the earliest opportunity to avoid delays in obtaining the SoC.


This Yacht Safety Advisory is attached below for further information