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..
|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 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|
|PREPARATION OF IHM||1||IHM and Report|
|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|
For further enquiry, you are welcome to contact us.
If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact us