The EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) calls all vessels calling at EU ports from non-EU countries to carry an IHM identifying all the hazardous materials on board.
To remind, the EUSRR’s goal is to assist the early ratification of the Hong Kong Convention 2009 – both within the EU and in other countries outside the EU – by applying controls to ships and ship recycling facilities in accordance with the Convention.
It aims to ensure that vessels are recycled in EU-approved facilities worldwide.
Therefore, as of the December 31, 2020, the EUSRR will apply to:
- existing EU-flagged ships, which will be required to have onboard a verified IHM with a Statement of Compliance. If the ship is scheduled to be recycled, the IHM should be on board;
- non-EU-flagged ships calling at EU ports, which will also be required to have onboard a verified IHM with a Statement of Compliance.