The UK MCA brings the attention of UK ship owners, operators and the UK’s maritime industry as to what certification may be required in relation to the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013 from 1st January 2021, for UK ships 500GT and over.
The requirements of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013 (EU Regulations) are retained in UK domestic legislation under the Ship Recycling (Facilities and Requirements for Hazardous Materials on Ships).
The UK Regulations retain the requirement for UK ships to carry an Inventory of Hazardous Material and Inventory Certificate (IC) onboard.
From 1st January 2021, UK flagged ships will be classed as third country ships by EU member states. According to EU Regulations, third country ships must have a Statement of Compliance (SoC) when arriving at port or anchorage of an EU member state.
EU member states may require UK ships which are subject to EU Port State Control, to carry a SoC onboard, as per the EU Regulation.
The MCA advises that UK flagged ships of 500GT and over, which are subject to Port State Control at EU ports, may wish to carry a SoC in addition to an IC onboard