IHM Survey For New Ship To Comply With EUSRR and HKC

Compliance Regulation Requirement

The IMO adopted the HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND RECYCLING OF SHIPS in 2009.  It is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment. In addition, the Convention seeks to ensure the proper management of hazardous materials on board ships.

The Convention addresses all issues around ship recycling, including the fact that ships sold for scrapping may contain environmentally hazardous substances such as asbestos, heavy metals, hydrocarbons, ozone depleting substances and others. It also addresses concerns about working and environmental conditions in many of the world's ship recycling facilities.

Regulations in the new Convention cover: the design, construction, operation and preparation of ships so as to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without compromising the safety and operational efficiency of ships; the operation of ship recycling facilities in a safe and environmentally sound manner; and the establishment of an appropriate enforcement mechanism for ship recycling, incorporating certification and reporting requirements.

Ships to be sent for recycling will be required to carry an inventory of hazardous materials, which will be specific to each ship. An appendix to the Convention provides a list of hazardous materials, the installation or use of which is prohibited or restricted in shipyards, ship repair yards, and ships of Parties to the Convention. Ships will be required to have an initial survey to verify the inventory of hazardous materials, renewal surveys during the life of the ship, and a final survey prior to recycling.

Hazardous materials can impair our life and environmental if without proper management. it has to be identified, managed and recycled during the whole ship lifecycle, from marine product supply chain , the newbuilding, ship repairing and finally to the ship recycling. While the Convention still relies on the concept of a ‘Green Passport’, which remains central to most, if not all, operations, the term itself is no longer used. It is now known as the ‘Inventory of Hazardous Materials’ (IHM), though its intention remains identical. The IHM still covers the whole life of the ship, from construction and operation to preparation for scrapping at the end of the ship’s useful life.

CTI, as the international leader for IHM surveys, can provide the IHM survey to ensure that ships comply with the Convention, and guide shipyards to meet the requirements for Class issuing and endorsing an International Certificate on Inventory of Hazardous Materials and issuing an International Ready for Recycling Certificate

The objectives of the Inventory are to provide ship-specific information on the actual Hazardous Materials present on board, in order to protect health and safety and to prevent environmental pollution at Ship Recycling Facilities. This information will be used by the Ship Recycling Facilities in order to decide how to manage the types and amounts of materials identified in the Inventory of Hazardous Materials.

Part I (Table A &Table B) of the Inventory for new ships should be developed at the design and construction stage.

From 2018-12-31, All ships with the flag of a Member State shall be subject to a survey regime and they shall carry on board a ship-specific ‘Inventory Certificate’ issued by the administration or a RO authorised by it and supplemented by Part I of the IHM..

No. Materials Threshold level
A1 Asbestos 0.1%
A2 Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 50mg/kg
A3 Ozone Depleting Substances no threshold level
A4 Anti-fouling systems containing organizing compounds as a biocide 2500mg total tin/kg
A5 Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid ( PFOS) 10mg/kg
B1 Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds 100mg/kg
B2 Hexavalent Chromium and Hexavalent Chromium Compounds 1000mg/kg
B3 Lead and Lead Compounds 1000mg/kg
B4 Mercury and Mercury Compounds 1000mg/kg
B5 Polybrominated Biphenyl ( PBBs) 50mg/kg
B6 Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers ( PBDEs) 1000mg/kg
B7 Polychlorinated Naphthalenes ( more than 3 chlorine atoms ) 50mg/kg
B8 Radioactive Substances No threshold value
B9 Certain Shortchain Chlorinated Paraffins ( Alkanes, C10 – C13 , chloro) 1%
B10 Brominated Flame Retardant ( HBCDD)  100mg/kg
  • CTI, as the international leader for IHM surveys, can provide the IHM survey to ensure that ships comply with the Convention, and guide shipyards to meet the requirements for Class issuing and endorsing an International Certificate on IHM and issuing an International Ready for Recycling Certificate.


  • MEPC.269(68): 2015 Guidelines For The Development Of The Inventory Of Hazardous Materials
  • MEPC.196(62): 2011 Guidelines For The Development Of The Ship Recycling Plan
  • MEPC.210(63): 2012 Guidelines For Safe And Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling
  • MEPC.222(64): 2012 Guidelines For The Survey And Certification Of Ships Under The Hong Kong Convention
  • MEPC.223(64): 2012 Guidelines For The Inspection Of Ships Under The Hong Kong Convention
  • Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on ship recycling (EU SRR)
  • EMSA--Guidance on the Inventory of Hazardous Materials, IHM Development and Maintenance in the context of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation
  • EMSA--Guidance on inspections of ships by the port States in accordance with Regulation (EU) 1257/2013 on ship recycling

Provide The Service

  • Full IHM Part I based on sampling
  • Full IHM Part I based on document analysis (MD&SDoC)

CTI Company Qualification

CTI Marine Services is the Australian Maritime Safety Authority accepted provider for Inspection, Laboratory testing and Reporting of asbestos containing materials. We are the worldwide 1st IHM service provider approved by ABS, also one of the oldest (9+ years) by BV, DNVGL, LR, KR, RINA, CCS, with excellent track records, accepted by ClassNK. Our reports have always been approved by the flag state, classification societies upon the first submission for issuance of the IHM certificate till date.


Phases Turn Around Days Output
TRAINING 1 Training for supplier and shipyard internal functional departments
Tech.Support 1 Answer the questions when makers and shipyard found problem for IHM, MD,SDoC
COLLECTING THE "MATERIAL DECLARATION" AND "SUPPLIER'S DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY" 14-21 (depend on efficiency from suppliers) The materials (MD,SDOC) should be furnished by the suppliers in the shipbuilding supply chain (e.g., equipment suppliers, parts suppliers, material suppliers).
CHECKING OF MATERIALS LISTED 3 collection of necessary information
TOTAL 19-26 days  
If suppliers cannot provide accurate information or provide the any false information, Maybe CLASS surveyor will ask to add Visual/sampling onboard.
Preparation of VSCP 1 Preparation of visual/sampling check plan
Onboard check 2 Onboard visual/sampling check
LAB ANALYSIS 5 Lab testing report

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