Hong Kong Convention on Ship Recycling

Training course providing knowledge about the preparation of IHM for new and existing ships and the requirements.

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  • Category:

    Environmental Protection


To prepare companies for further compliance with the international requirements of the Hong Kong Convention.

Entrance regulations

Basic maritime knowledge

Who should attend:
Shipping Companies: Technical directors (CTO), managing directors (CEO), fleet managers, chief operating officer, quality managers, internal auditors

Duration: 1 day

The Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, which is expected to enter into force in 2020, brings requirements for both ships and ship recycling facilities. According to the Convention, ships of 500 GT and above should have a certified Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) on board. By attending this course participants will learn about the preparation of IHM both for new and existing ships and get an overview of the requirements. IHM GREEN SERVER software will also be introduced, showing innovative solutions covering the whole life cycle of a ship including the IHM.
The course presents the requirements of the Hong Kong Convention and responsibilities of ship owners. After a general introduction about the ship recycling industry participants will be informed in detail about the preparation of an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for existing ships, for which they will be responsible, and the IHM Certification processes including an overview of related tasks for new ships.
A module on preparing for ship recycling and the tasks of the ship recycling facilities is also included, as well as the presentation of a software tool developed by DNV GL to support these tasks. Finally issues such as documentation and reporting requirements, including implementation into fleet management, will be discussed.
By attending this course, participants will be able to prepare their companies for future compliance with the international requirements.

The course focuses on:

  • Hong Kong Convention requirements
  • Inventory of Hazardous Materials
  • Market Overview
  • Ship owner/ Designated person relationship for maintenance of IHM
  • Preparation of Ship Recycling Plan in cooperation with Ship Recycling Facility (SRF)
  • Guidance for ship recycling preparations prior to EiF of the Convention
  • International Ready for Recycling Certificate
  • Introduction of IHM GREEN SERVER Software

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