Inventory of Hazardous Materials
It will soon be a MUST to have an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM). The coming requirement will be made mandatory by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013 for vessels calling on any EU ports. We provide Class certified IHM for all types of vessels anywhere in the world.
WHAT IS AN IHM?
An IHM is a document in which all potentially hazardous material onboard a vessel that can pose a risk to the health and safety of people or to the environment is located, identified and quantified.
Our strong team of experts can handle IHM for both new and existing vessels in an efficient, flexible and economical manner. We work with all large classification societies and vessels varying from traditional bulkers and tankers to more advanced specialised ships and offshore installations.
Rick Power, Senior Manager for Green Recycling and IHM Services
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
It is mandatory for all ships larger than 500 tonnes to keep an IHM. The inventory replaces the Green Passport, adopted in the Hong Kong International Convention in 2009, and is a requirement by the EU Ship Recycling Regulation 2013.
Our IHM development is in accordance to the Hong Kong Convention, MEPC197(62) Guidelines and also EU Regulation No 1257/2013.
What is the IHM Process?
Preparation of IHM
- Collection of necessary information and documentation
- Preparation, on board visual inspection and sampling check
- Collected samples sent for laboratories analysis
- IHM prepared by our trained and certified personnel
Application for Statement of Compliance (SOC)
- Submission of reports to Class office and request for SOC
- Verification survey carried out on board by Class
- Basic result of survey and SOC issued by Class upon satisfaction
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