THE STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SHIP RECYCLING
Step 1 – Contract for ship recycling
OSM assists the ship owners with contract preparations with the recycling facility. In addition to the clause to meet the requirements as per the IMO Hong Kong Convention and/or the EU Ship Recycling Regulation and its guidelines, the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP), Ship Recycling Plan (SRP), Statement of Completion (SoC) and class survey statement (Independent Regulatory Review Commission – IRRC) should be listed above all. Moreover, a Ship Recycling Facility (SRF) monitoring program should be mentioned.
Step 2 – Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) preparation
The IHM needs to be ship-specific, should be prepared by a qualified expert and cover all 13 or 15 substances listed.
Step 3 – Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) development
The SRP should be developed acc. to MEPC.196(62), refer to a specific SRF, reflect the specific Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) and provide licensed disposal and recycling solutions for all materials listed in the IHM.
Step 4 – Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) approval process
The SRP requires Competent Authority (Recycling State) approval, explicit approval shall be with written notice of result and tacit approval shall specify the end date of a 14-day review period. An expert assessment of the SRP is recommended until the regulations are fully applicable.