The Recycling of Ships Act has come into force with His Excellency, President of India, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, giving assent to the law which provided for enhanced safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships.

Accordingly, India has acceded to Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships,2009.

ISSUES CONCERNING SHIP RECYLCING FACILITIES

  • Unacceptable working conditions for the workers working in the Ship Recycling Facility (SRF).
  • Pollution and irreversible damage caused to the local marine environment.
  • Workers exposed to hazardous substances and they work without proper protective equipment.
  • No containment equipment and facilities to deal with large spill and hazardous waste at the SRF
  • Improper disposal of Hazardous substances from ship dismantling.

REGULATION PERTAINING TO GREEN SHIP RECYCLING

  • In 1992, The Basel Convention was designed to control transboundary movement of hazardous waste, especially from a developed country (OECD) to a nonOECD country.
  • The Hong Kong Convention (HKC) 2009, adopted on 15 May 2009 under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization, covers the operation of ship recycling facilities in a safe and environmentally sound manner, and the establishment of an appropriate enforcement mechanism for ship recycling.
  • EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSRR) No 1257/2013’s purpose is to prevent, reduce, minimize and, to the extent practicable, eliminate accidents, injuries and other adverse effects on human health and the environment caused by ship recycling activities ensuring, in particular, that

hazardous waste from such ship recycling is subject to environmentally sound management.


ONUS OF GREEN SHIP RECYLING

  • SHIP OWNERS / SHIP BUILDING YARDS

▪ Preparing & maintaining Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) as per HKC guideline

  • SHIP RECYLING FACILITY

▪Obtaining Statement of Compliance (SOC) confirming that ship recycling is carried out in accordance and in compliance with HKC & EUSRR

▪ Preparing Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) for the facility

▪ Preparing ship specific Ship Recycling Plan (SRP)

WHY AURUS

  • Ground presence in local SRFs
  • Strong technical team conversant with the hands-on experience working as per new regulations.
  • Qualified team having knowledge of relevant IMO guidelines and requirements applicable to ship recycling in line with all relevant National and Regional Laws and Regulations
  • Work on a holistic project-cost basis
  • Dedicated team assigned to individua projects.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Development of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for Shipyards (for new builds) and Ship Owners (existing ships).
  • Consultancy service for Ship Recycling Facilities (SRF) to achieve Statement of Compliance for HKC & EUSRR regulations.
  • Preparation of SRFP & SRP.
  • Posting of site supervision or Compliance Monitoring Team (CMT) during ship dismantling
  • Trainings modules for teams of SRF& ship owners
  • 3rd party audits