ClassNK Releases Guidelines For Inventory Of Hazardous Materials (Ver.4.00)

ClassNK Releases Guidelines For Inventory Of Hazardous Materials

ClassNK Releases Guidelines For Inventory Of Hazardous Materials

The Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (Ver.4.00) has been released by ClassNK.

After the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC) was adopted in 2009, it was required for all ships above 500GT to develop and maintain an Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) that can identify the location and the estimated quantity of hazardous materials onboard a ship.

With 13 countries making up 30% of the merchant fleet has acceded to the HKC, entry into the force has become difficult.

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Before the HKC is put into force, the EU ship recycling regulations will need all the current EU Member State flagged ships that are sailing and also the third country flagged ships that are calling at an EU port or anchorage to have an IHM from 31st December 2020.

Seeing the situation, the guidelines have been revised by ClassNK in order to comprise content on the development and maintenance of IHM that follows both the HKC and the regulations of the EU. It also includes the validity of the current compliance statement.

Free download is available for the Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (Ver.4.00) on the ClassNK’s website www.classnk.com for those who have registered for the ClassNK “My Page” service. To register for the “My Page” service free of charge, go to the ClassNK website www.classnk.com and click on the “My Page Login” button.

Reference: ClassNK

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