Rust, corrosion and metal fatigue all take a toll on these vessels, rendering them uneconomical after 25-30 years of service.
Ship Recycling Plans (SRP’s) have been required since 2011, guidelines for the development of the Ship Recycling Plan is required under the Hong Kong Convention and the EU Ship Recycling Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013).
End-of-life ships often contain a host of hazardous materials, ranging from asbestos to toxic paints, all of which can contaminate the local environment once they arrive at a recycling yard. A ship-specific Ship Recycling Plan (SRP) should be developed before any recycling of a ship can take place.
Contact Summit Environmental for your IHM’s and SRP’s