INVENTORY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (IHM) CERTIFICATION
- The aim of Hong Kong Convention and EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR) is to ensure safe and environmentally sound recycling by identification of materials present in a ship’s structure, systems and equipment, that may be hazardous to health or the environment.
- Internationally trading ships, ≥ 500 GT;
- EU flagged ships;
- Non-EU flagged ships when calling EU ports / anchorages.
- EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EU SRR), requires that ships must have an IHM Part I on the 31st of december 2020 by the latest;
- Ships that are ready for recycling will require a complete inventory. IHM Part II and Part III could be prepared by ship’s crew.
Time until delayed application date for Inventory Certificate on board existing ships and Statement of Compliance on non-EU ships:
Preparation of Inventory of Hazardous Materials Part I has the following five steps:
“ship” means “a vessel of any type whatsoever operating or having operated in the marine environment, and includes submersibles, floating craft, floating platforms, self-elevating platforms, Floating Storage Units (FSUs), and Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units (FPSOs), as well as a vessel stripped of equipment or being towed”, according Article 3 of EU SRR;