IHM Maintenance


According to the Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on ship recycling (hereinafter referred to as “EUSRR”), Part I of the IHM shall be properly maintained and updated throughout the operational life of the ship, reflecting new installations containing any HM referred to in Annex II of the Regulation and relevant changes in the structure and equipment of the ship.
Therefore, shipowners should establish the necessary procedures on board the ship and within their company to manage their long-term environmental responsibilities.

Lifetime Quality Management

The IHM must be properly maintained and updated throughout the operational life of the ship and it will supplement any ‘Inventory Certificate’ or ‘Statement of Compliance’ issued by any Member State or third country (or by a RO or an authorized organization respectively).
The shipowner is responsible for the maintenance of Part I of the IHM during the lifetime of the ship. Part I of the IHM should belong to the ship and the continuity and conformity of the information it contains should be confirmed, especially if the flag, owner or operator of the ship changes.
Shipowners should designate a person as responsible for maintaining and updating the Inventory.
The main responsibility of the designated person is the maintenance and updating of the IHM in accordance with the IMO guidelines. The duties of the designated person should be incorporated in the shipowner’s quality management system
The lifetime quality management system should include specific provisions to safeguard the quality and continuity of the IHM when building, buying or selling a ship or changing ship’s registry or ship’s IHM designated person.
It is equally important that the quality of the IHM is secured and maintained throughout the operational life of the ship in order to remain a credible document when the decision to recycle a ship is taken.
Moreover, the quality management system should identify the procedures to safeguard the proper updating of the IHM during scheduled or unscheduled works involving changes, replacements or repairs to the structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements and material, which has an impact on the Inventory.
Proper maintenance of an archive of all the associated documentation should also be included in the lifetime quality management system of the shipowner and it should ensure that new installations of equipment, repairs and refitting’s are accompanied by a MD and the SDoC, as provided by the suppliers of parts and equipment delivered.
As part of the lifetime quality management system, there may be a random sampling policy for new or existing ships and there should be assurances that the IHM development and maintenance shall be undertaken by competent entities (i.e. IHM experts) in accordance with recommended guidance (i.e. the EMSA’s best practice guidance document and the relevant IMO guidelines).
A software tool may be used to support the IHM development and maintenance process and the management of all the relevant documents, information and data.

Why choose CTI Marine Services

  • Experienced pool of Certified Hazmat Experts to carry out IHM Maintenance activity & provide training /awareness support to Suppliers
  • Availability of extensive & continuously updated database on Hazmat based on IHM & hazmat Survey execution by CTI for 1400+projects/vessels including lab testing of 68,000+ samples
  • Approved by all Major Class including DNVGL, LR, ABS, BV, KR, RINA and CCS for IHM and HazMat Survey
  • In-house lab testing support in case of non-availability or non-credible documentation (MD, SDoC)

IHM Maintenance Model offered by CTI

Vessel Account Set Up
Upload initial IHM Part I
SQL based database management software platform under upgradation/conversion
Easy Data Access on cloud platform
Check Purchase Order Line items
Identify PO line items presumed to contain hazmat
Hazmat team with years of experience
Extensive hazmat items library from IHM project experience
Follow up with Suppliers for MD & SDoC Regular follow-up and reminders to Suppliers
Awareness support to assist Suppliers
Review MD & SDoC
Identify or Clear PO line items for hazmat presence
Reference to In-house MD,SDoC database if suppliers unable to provide In-house lab testing option if MD,SDoC unavailable
Quarterly Updates on IHM Maintenance works Listing of PO line items confirmed to contain hazmat
Details of PO line items pending for MD,SDoC
Update IHM Part I
( Based on Client notification of fitment on-board of PO line items with Hazmat)
Annual IHM Maintenance report as support document
Free Lab testing & reporting for Asbestos upto 20 samples per year

Key Highlights of CTI IHM Maintenance Model

  • Model well supported by experienced hazmat personnel + software platform under development for database management
  • CTI can assist Clients to identify PO line items presumed to contain hazmat (Availability of detailed list of store/spare items confirmed to contain hazmat - sourced from CTI IHM Survey projects for further guidance on HKC + EUSRR Indicative List)
  • CTI will follow up with Suppliers to collect MD, SDoC and remainders will be sent at regular intervals
  • CTI can help identify the HazMat presence by referring to continuously updated In-house MD, SDoC database (If not provided by Suppliers)
  • CTI can provide In-house lab testing support if MD, SDoC unavailable
  • As part of maintenance contract, CTI offers 20 Asbestos sample testing per year per vessel free of charge
  • Awareness & training offered as part of MD, SDoC sourcing from Suppliers
  • CTI will provide detailed reporting for IHM maintenance activity so that Client can use it for Flag/Class/PSC Inspection
    • Quarterly Tracking Sheet to update Client on MD, SDoC status & PO line items confirmed to contain hazmat
    • Annual IHM Maintenance Report to summarize the activity per vessel per year
  • CTI can assist Client to build up the Purchasing Policy in line with HKC & EUSRR guidelines
  • CTI will provide guidance & training support to Suppliers as required

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