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Introduction to the EU Regulation on Ship Recycling

ClassNK has issued Technical Information TEC - 0978 regarding the new EU Regulation on Ship Recycling which entered into force on December 30, 2013. The Regulation requires the development of Inventory Hazardous Material (IHM) for both EU flagged ships and non- EU flagged ships. TEC 0987 provides a summary of the Regulation as follows: The Regulation is basically in line with the Hong Kong Convention. Requirements are applied to: 1) ships 2) ship recycling facilities (SRFs), and 3) procedure when ships are recycled The regulation is applicable for both ships flying the flag of a Member State (EU flagged ships) and ships of a third country calling at a port or anchorage of a Member State (non-EU flagged ships). However, applicable ships are limited to the commercial ships more than 500 gross tonnage (GT). Also, the requirements for non-EU flagged ships are limited to having on board an IHM and acceptance of Port State Control (PSC). The installation or use of hazardous materials referred to in table below on ships shall be prohibited or restricted. Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) is newly added to those of the Hong Kong Convention. Prohibited or restricted materials Asbestos Ozone- depleting substances Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) ...

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