This comprehensive ship recycling guide is designed to equip shipowners and crew with the necessary knowledge to ensure a safe and sustainable recycling process when the ship reaches the end of its life. It covers everything from the development and maintenance of the inventory of hazardous materials (IHM) while the ship is in service, through to preparing the ship for recycling and the sale of the ship.
With practical advice and guidance, this guide will help readers:
- Navigate the complexities of maintaining the IHM throughout the ship’s life;
- Comply with the requirements of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (which enters into force in 2025);
- Prepare a ship for recycling; and
- Make informed decisions that benefit both operations and the environment.