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Ship Recycling

Update: 02 Oct 2023


  1. IMO Ship Recycling Convention
  2. EU Ship Recycling Regulation
  3. Port State Control
  4. IHM data maintenance
  5. IMO ship recycling guidelines


1.IMO Ship Recycling Convention

The IMO Ship Recycling Convention (Hong Kong Convention, or HKC) will enter into force on 26 June 2025.

  • New ships shall have an International Certificate on IHM (Inventory of hazardous materials) according to HKC from 26 June 2025. All existing ships shall have an International Certificate on IHM according to the HKC, latest from 26 June 2030, unless Flag says otherwise. Ship owners are responsible for the preparation of the IHM Part I for ships in operation.
  • IHM is a detailed document, certified, outlining all the existing hazardous material onboard ships.
  • IHM preparation is based on documentation provided by the suppliers in the form of Material Declarations (MDs) and Suppliers Declaration of Conformity (SDOC). MD and SDoCs should be provided for all machinery, equipment, materials and coatings installed on board a vessel. The MD and SDoC contain information on whether hazardous materials are present in the specified products.
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