1. Identification of Hazardous Materials
- An Inventory (IHM) is a list of Hazardous Materials, waste, and stores, identifying their locations and approximate quantities on board the ship. As you can see on the following table, Part 1 of the Inventory (IHM) is to be developed at the delivery of the ship, and Part 2 & 3 are to be completed immediately prior to recycling.
- Meanwhile, for those ships whose building contract are not placed before the convention enters force (defined as “Existing ships”), Part 1 of the Inventory (IHM) has to be developed within 5 years the convention enters into force.
- Materials/items to be listed in the Inventory (IHM) are set forth as follows. Materials are classified under “Table A”, “Table B”, “Table C”or “Table D” according to their properties.
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3|
|Hazardous Materials contained in ship structure or equipment||Operationally generated wastes||Stores|
|To be developed at||Delivery *Existing ships shall comply not later than 5 years after entry in force||Just before the Recycling|
|Materials/Items to be listed||Table A: Prohibited/Restricted Materials (Asbestos, PCB, Ozone Depleting Substances, Organotin compounds)
Table B: Harmful Materials (Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Lead, Mercury etc.) *Existing ships shall comply as far as practicable for Table B Materials.
|Table C: Potentially hazardous items||Table C: Potentially hazardous items
Table D: Regular consumable goods potentially containing Hazardous Materials
2. Management of Hazardous Materials.
Ship recycling constitutes a waste management process, handling starts with the separation of elements from the ship. All hazardous materials as well as wastes generated during the ship recycling process are handled, separated, transported and stored only in safe containers / containments and / or on impermeable floors with effective drainage systems. Whenever hazardous wastes or materials containing such wastes are separated from the ship, contact with unprotected soil or the sea is prevented. Any contaminated material is either lifted (e.g. with a crane) onto impermeable floor or sealed in a way, that the soil or water cannot be contaminated.
3. Potentially Containing Hazardous Material
For Potentially Containing Hazardous Material (PCHM) listed in IHM, sampling and analysis is conducted and is treated accordingly, based on the findings of sampling and analysis in accordance with the requirement of the Convention. Alternatively without further investigations these materials are directly as those being identified to be hazardous in line with the relevant precautions for later disposal.
4. Recovery of ODS Substances
- Identification, marking and labeling is done prior to the removal of ODS (Ozone Depleting Substances).
- There are chance of traces of ODS in refrigeration systems. It is harmful for environments. So proper extraction of ODS from systems, equipment, and piping systems are done by our facility to avoid harmful effect to environment.
5. Spill prevention, control and countermeasures
- Our facility have impermeable floors, drainage system, Rain Water Tank, Oil Water Tank. All relevant valves and pipe system are checked on regular basis and their cleanliness are made prior to storms or rainfalls.
- All parts which may be blown away by storms are secured
- Oily areas, blocks and equipment are covered with tarpaulins or cleaned
- The drainage system is cleaned from oil and sediments, grease trap and tanks
- All tanks are emptied as far as possible to disposal tank trucks
- Winches are protected against flooding with sandbags.
- The oil spill kits kept on standby, stored near fire station.
- Waste water stored in Rain Water Tank and Oil Water Tank is disposed off for having available maximum tank capacity
- Within a safe period of time for ensuring that tanks levels are maintained in a safe range and to order a transfer of the waste waters to sub-supplier’s tank trucks to avoid the overflow of drainage water system according to the informed tank level
6. Inter-tidal Zone Housekeeping
Attention is paid not to release materials like mineral wool, insulation, plastic foils and other small parts which might be distributed by wind into the environment.
Removed and loose materials from the ship are securely packed in bags immediately
careful handling of bags and containers as well as materials reduces risk of spills
Loose materials are collected and packed in bags immediately
They are safely transported to the storage area for treatment, disposal or selling
Housekeepers collect the wastes and debris throughout the day
They are supervised by HSE Manager or others on his behalf, e.g. supervisors
When cutting of blocks is finished and plates are collected, the work area is cleaned immediately.
7. Environmental monitoring
Our facility understands the environmental risks associated with ship recycling and is implementing the environmental requirements imposed by legal register regulations.
The monitoring program is facility-specific, taking into account the plots and land-sea interface. Soil, Noise, water and air monitoring are applied for identification of features with regards to chemical, biological and physical changes in the environment surrounding the facility.
In case any negative changes are identified specialists will be contracted for identification of the causes, evaluation of risks and development of counter measures.