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Risk Focus: Inventory of Hazardous Materials

Over the last decade international and regional ship recycling legislation has been adopted, some of which is already in force. The IMO Hong Kong Convention and the European Union Ship Recycling Regulation are two key pieces of such legislation. A cornerstone in both the Hong Kong Convention and the EU Ship Recycling Regulation is the inventory of the Hazardous Materials (IHM). The IHM is an important tool when the vessel has reached the end of its useful life and the recycling operation is being planned. It is used when a ship recycling plan is compiled, to ensure minimal environmental impact and safe working conditions in the recycling / scrapping yard.

This Risk Focus addresses the technical aspects and provides guidance to the shipowners when compiling the IHM and it covers important concepts, processes and requirements. The document aims to assist Members in ensuring compliance with the existing ship recycling regulations and reduce the likelihood or reputational risks.

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Source: UK P&I